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ABB appoints Sami Atiya as Head of Discrete Automation and Motion division

July 14, 2016 | By Rehana Begg

Zurich, Switzerland – ABB appointed Sami Atiya to its Executive Committee as President of the Discrete Automation and Motion (DM) division. He succeeds Pekka Tiitinen, who will return to his home country as Managing Director of ABB in Finland.

Atiya served Siemens for 18 years in the US and Europe, most recently since 2011 as CEO of the Mobility and Logistics division and as CEO of the Computer Tomography unit from 2008 to 2011. Prior to that he held various leadership roles at Siemens Medical Solutions Inc., in the US, and Siemens Business Services.

During his tenure, he drove profitable growth and developed the product and software portfolio of his units through organic and inorganic means including the successful integration of Invensys rail.

Before joining Siemens, Atiya was co-owner and Managing Director at Harald Balzer & Partner, a provider of software and services for project and process management, and project leader at Robert Bosch GmbH.


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