Darcy Simonis has been named as Industry Network Leader at ABB, for their food and beverage operations. She takes over for Markus Brettschneider, who is head of segment and account management, at the global automation and robotics company.
“I’m very excited to have such a fantastic opportunity to lead ABB’s global food and beverage network, and I am looking forward to being part of a technology partner which is helping F&B customers power, automate, and digitalize their plants, processes, and production,” said Simonis. “The food and beverage industry has been slow to adopt digital technologies within the manufacturing process, however it is our job to educate and inform them on how Industry 4.0 technologies can truly revolutionize processes, improving both efficiency and profitability. Exciting times lie ahead for the industry and I’m pleased to be part of it.”
In her new position she will be responsible for developing and strengthening ABB’s global food and beverage business, as well as driving the ambitious growth plan together with the food and beverage country and business leads to achieve a market leading position for ABB in the industry over the next three years.
“Darcy brings with her a deep knowledge of the food and beverage industry, with an OEM’s background and perspective,” said Markus Brettschneider, head of segment and account management. “Together with the country food and beverage teams and our growing customer base, Darcy is well positioned to lead and grow our food and beverage business.”
Simonis most recently was senior sales director at Pentair, where she has held various roles since 2002. She will be based in the company’s Chicago, Illinois office.