Susan Uthayakumar to lead Schneider Electric Canada

Monday October 23, 2017
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Oct. 23, 2017 - Susan Uthayakumar has been named Schneider Electric Canada president effective January 1, 2018, reporting to Annette Clayton, CEO and president, North America, and Chief Supply Chain Officer.

A 13-year veteran of Schneider Electric, Uthayakumar was most recently vice-president, national sales, Canada, responsible for developing and executing the sales strategy for the company’s electrical distribution and industrial automation products and solutions. Her prior roles at Schneider Electric include vice-president, Partner Business, Canada; CFO Canada; vice-president controller, North America; and director, Mergers and Acquisitions, North America.

“Susan is a strong and accomplished leader and an advocate for the customer,” said Clayton. “She has the vision and proven ability to inspire and connect with our people who strive daily to deliver on the needs of our partners and customers.”

In her role as country president, Canada, Uthayakumar will be responsible for overseeing all strategic initiatives in the country and driving its revenue and growth. She will continue to play an integral part in elevating Schneider Electric’s presence in Canada as a leader in energy management and automation, notes the company.

She holds multiple degrees in finance from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Juan Macias, whom she succeeds, will be leading Schneider Electric’s Prosumer in the New World of Energy initiative across the company.

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