Schneider Electric (Rueil-Malmaison, France): Peter Herweck has been named executive V.P. of the Industry Business and a member of Schneider’s executive committee. He succeeds Clemens Blum, who will retire Dec. 31, 2016.
Herweck, 50, comes from Germany and has spent his career in industrial automation at Mitsubishi and Siemens. Herweck began his career at Mitsubishi Electric as a software development engineer in Japan before joining Siemens in 1993, where he held a variety of positions in the automation and drives field in Germany and the U.S. He has been president of the Automation & Drives Group at Siemens Ltd. China, president of the Industry Sector in North-East Asia, head of corporate strategy and most recently CEO of the Process Industries & Drives division.
Herweck studied automation technology at Saarland University of Applied Sciences, Germany, received a Master’s degree in electrical engineering from Université de Metz, France, and holds a MBA from the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.