ABB names Spiesshofer as CEO

Ulrich Spiesshofer ABB Inc. CEO Joe Hogan

ABB Inc. (NYSE: ABB) named Ulrich Spiesshofer as CEO of the company. He will succeed Joe Hogan, who announced he was leaving for personal reasons, but will continue on with ABB for some months as Senior Advisor to the Board.

Spiesshofer had been the head of ABB’s Discrete Automation and Motion division since 2009. He first joined the company in 2005.  He has a master’s degree in Business Administration and Engineering, and a PhD in Economics, both from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.

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