Hitachi ABB appoints new Business Leader in North America


Hitachi ABB Power Grids appoints Anthony Allard as Executive Vicepresident, General United States Director, and Business Leader in North America

On Thursday, October 9th, Hitachi ABB Power Grids announced Anthony Allard’s appointment as its Executive Vicepresident for North America.

According to the company, the new VP has a broad experience with energy firms’ strategic management and transformation. He has spent most of his career in the energy sector within General Electric (GE) and Alstom in the United States.

In GE, Allard occupied several executive-level positions, such as General Director and Administration’s Council Member of GE Prolec Transformers. In Alstom Grid, he worked for the company as General Director of the High Tension Products GE-XD Joint Venture.

Allard was recently BECIS’s Operations Director, a significant supplier in energy distribution solutions in Singapore.

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Hitachi ABB on Allard and value creation

Claudio Facchin, company’s Power Grids’ CEO, expressed Anthony Allard has a broad experience in energy companies’ management, operation, and transformation.  

Facchin added, “Allard will help to create value through pioneer and digital technologies for Hitachi’s North American customers and partners, in conformity to achieve a sustainable energy future.”

Greg Scheu, transition’s phase consultant of the company, will continue supporting Anthony and North America’s Team as an adviser to the United States and North America Directive Board.

Hitachi ABB Power Grids is a technological world leader with almost 250 years of experience. With headquarters in Switzerland, the company has a presence in 90 countries and currently employs 36,000 people.

The company provides services to industrial and infrastructure users across the entire value chain. The firm focuses on emergent areas such as sustainable mobility, smart cities, energy storage, and data centers.

North America’s Hitachi ABB Power Grids headquarters are in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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