ABB Appoints Nathalie Pilon as Managing Director for Canada

Pilon, a Quebec native, brings twenty years of experience in the manufacture, development and marketing of electrical products in Canada

MONTREAL, Aug. 27, 2015 /CNW/ -- ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today named Nathalie Pilon as the new managing director for ABB in Canada, effective October 1, 2015. Pilon replaces Daniel Assandri who led the successful expansion of Canada over the past five years.

Previous to this role, Pilon was President of Thomas & Betts in Canada. She also held the position of Vice President of the Low Voltage Products Division for ABB in Canada.

"Serving our customers is a key component of ABB's Next Level strategy," said Pilon. "Canadian customers can rely on ABB for the solutions and the systems they need to make their businesses more competitive and sustainable."

Greg Scheu, Head of the Americas and Executive Committee Member of ABB Group stated, "ABB Canada has been fortunate to have strong leadership under Assandri in recent years and I am confident that Canada will continue to grow and prosper with Pilon as managing director."

Pilon is an active member on several Boards, including Electro-Federation Canada, the CSA Group and the Conseil du Patronat du Quebec. She is also a member of the Quebec Order of Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA).  In 2011, Pilon was named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women's Executive Network, and in 2015, she received the Leadership Award from the Association of Quebec Women in Finance.

About ABB
ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility, industry, and transport and infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 140,000 people.

ABB in Canada ( employs 5,000 employees from coast to coast who are experts in their field of technology and contribute to ABB's industry leadership in key energy and industrial sectors across the country. Our company has been serving our Canadian customers for nearly a century with reliable energy efficient solutions for utilities, industry, buildings, infrastructure and transportation

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