Schneider Electric names new industry business lead

Peter Herweck appointed as executive vice president and member of the executive committee

Peter Herweck

Schneider Electric is appointing Peter Herweck executive vice president of the industry business and member of the executive committee.

The 50-year-old 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 US.

In 2004, he served as a member of the managing board and president of the automation & drives Group at Siemens China. Four years later, he became president of the industry sector in North-East Asia. And, in 2011, he was appointed head of corporate strategy and corp vice president. In 2014, he became chief executive of the process industries & drives division.

He studied automation technology at Saarland University of Applied Sciences, Germany, and received a Master’s degree in electrical engineering from Université de Metz, France. He holds a MBA and completed the Advanced Management programme at Harvard Business School.

He will join Schneider Electric on 1 October and will be in charge of the industry business from 1 January, 2017.