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Press Release Raleigh, NC 09-10-2020

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Anthony Allard appointed Executive Vice President, United States Country Managing Director and Head of Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ North America business

Allard brings extensive experience in managing and transforming businesses in the power sector

Hitachi ABB Power Grids has appointed Anthony Allard as Executive Vice President, Country Managing Director, USA and Head of Hitachi ABB Power Grids’ business in North America.

Allard was most recently Chief Operating Officer of BECIS, a leading distributed energy solution provider in Singapore. Having spent most of his career in the power sector at GE and Alstom in the US, he held several executive-level positions, including General Manager and Board Member for GE Prolec Transformers in the US. He was also General Manager for the GE-XD High Voltage Products joint venture (JV) and spent 10 years working for Alstom Grid in both North America and the Americas in Strategy and Operations management roles.

“Anthony Allard brings extensive experience of managing and transforming businesses in the power sector," said Claudio Facchin, CEO Hitachi ABB Power Grids. “He will help drive value creation with pioneering and digital technologies for our customers and partners in North America, towards a sustainable energy future.”

Greg Scheu, who has provided advisory support to the Hitachi ABB Power Grids organization during the transition phase, will continue to support Anthony and the team in North America in his role as advisor to the Management Board, USA and North America.

About Hitachi ABB Power Grids Ltd.
Hitachi ABB Power Grids is global technology leader with a combined heritage of almost 250 years, employing around 36,000 people in 90 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, the business serves utility, industry and infrastructure customers across the value chain, and emerging areas like sustainable mobility, smart cities, energy storage and data centers. With a proven track record, global footprint and unparalleled installed base, Hitachi ABB Power Grids balances social, environmental and economic values. It is committed to powering good for a sustainable energy future, with pioneering and digital technologies, as the partner of choice for enabling a stronger, smarter and greener grid.

Hitachi ABB Power Grids' North American headquarters are in Raleigh, North Carolina.


Kurt Steinert

External Communications Manager, North America


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