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Siemens Says to Cut About 6,900 Jobs

Siemens plans to cut about 6,900 job in its turbines division, including related services and in large drives, the Munich-based industrial group said on Thursday. "The power generation industry is experiencing disruption of unprecedented scope and speed," Siemens management board member Lisa Davis said in a statement. "Today's action follows a nearly three-year effort to right-size the business for this changing marketplace," she added.  Reporting by Georgina Prodhan and Christoph Steitz

Siemens to Cut Jobs at German Energy Ops

Engineering group Siemens is cutting 1,200 jobs at its German energy business on weak demand for power plant equipment and maintenance, radio station Bayerischer Rundfunk reported on Wednesday, citing company sources. Siemens confirmed that it planned "personnel adjustments" at the business but declined to say how many jobs would go because it wants to negotiate with workers first. Siemens unveiled a major corporate overhaul this year after lagging big competitors like General Electric and Philips in terms of innovation and profitability and ousting its chief executive in a boardroom

Andrews to Lead CWind’s O&M Division

Lee Andrews has been appointed as CWind’s new global head of operations for maintenance and asset management (O&M) services.   Andrews joins CWind from Siemens Energy where he started his career as an apprentice technician 25 years ago and progressed through increasingly senior roles culminating in the role of Head of Installation Technicians and Site Management Group Siemens UK, in the wind energy division which he held for the last four years. In this role he led the development of a UK infrastructure to support the recruitment and building of a high performing team of technicians

France Picks: GE is the One for Alstom

France chose General Electric to form an alliance with Alstom on Friday - rejecting an offer from Siemens and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries - but said the deal still needed some work and added it would buy a 20 percent stake in the hotly-contested company. Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg said he had used a newly- created state decree to reject both of the existing offers as not being in France's strategic interest, and had formulated fresh demands to GE Chief Executive Jeff Immelt. The decision ended weeks of suspense surrounding one of Europe's fiercest industrial battles in years, but left

Siemens to Cut Oil and Gas Jobs Amid Wider Hiring

German industrial group Siemens plans to cut about 2,500 jobs related to the oil and gas, metals and mining sectors - mostly in Germany - while pursuing a hiring drive to boost its digital industrial expertise, it said on Wednesday.   Siemens said it would realign its two business units Large Drives and Process Solutions, affecting about 2,000 jobs in Germany, mainly in Bavaria. It added that it would keep its current sites.   Worldwide, Siemens said it planned to hire at least 25,000 new employees in each of the coming years, thanks to its announced increase of more than 1 billion euros

Tim Holt (Photo: Siemens)

Siemens Names Holt CEO of Power Generation Services

Siemens appointed Tim Holt as the new chief executive of its Power Generation Services division, succeeding Randy Zwirn, 62, who will retire on Oct. 1. Holt, 46, is currently CEO of the Power and Gas unit within Power Generation Services. His successor will be announced at a later date, Siemens said on Wednesday. (Reporting by Georgina Prodhan; Editing by Alexander Smith)

French Finance Minister Michel Sapin

France Expects Better GE Offer For Alstom

  France expects General Electric to boost its bid for Alstom's power unit in response to a potential joint offer from Siemens and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on Sunday. Siemens and Mitsubishi are putting the finishing touches on an offer for Alstom's turbine businesses, including a cash element of roughly 9 billion euros ($12.3 billion), according to sources close to the bidders. That compares with the U.S. conglomerate's existing offer of 12.4 billion euros ($16.9 billion) for all of Alstom's energy assets. "Mitsubishi forming an

Raj Batra, president of Digital Factory for Siemens USA

Siemens' Batra Elected to the NEMA Board

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) elected Raj Batra, president of Digital Factory for Siemens USA, to serve on the Board of Governors during its recent annual meeting in San Diego. Batra will serve a two-year term expiring in 2016.  The Digital Factory division of Siemens offers a comprehensive portfolio of seamlessly integrated hardware, software and technology-based services in order to support manufacturing companies worldwide in enhancing the flexibility and efficiency of their manufacturing processes and reducing the time to market of their products. “We are

Rich Cillessen: Photo SIA

SIA Appoints Siemens Industry's V-P to the Board

The Security Industry Association (SIA) says it has appointed Rich Cillessen, vice president of enterprise security at Siemens Industry Inc., to its Board of Directors. As vice president of the enterprise security business line, Cillessen is a senior executive with a proven track record of building businesses and delivering outstanding results, during a career spanning more than 15 years in both the domestic and International market. Since 2013, he has led the strategy, vision and sales for Siemens Enterprise Security business. He is responsible for strategic account management for key security

Siemens May Cut Jobs in Power Turbine Business Overhaul

Siemens may cut thousands of jobs as part of plans to overhaul its power turbine business, where growth in renewable energy is dampening demand for new coal and gas power stations, a person familiar with the matter said. "Various scenarios are being considered," the source said, adding that details of the changes at the Power & Gas division were still to be decided. German monthly Manager Magazin earlier cited company sources as saying that Siemens could shut or sell up to 11 of its 23 Power & Gas sites around the world, which could include plants in the eastern German cities

Siemens CEO Calls Job Cut Reports Incorrect

The chief executive of Siemens said in a note to German staff on Friday that reports the company was planning to cut 11,600 staff were based on an incorrect interpretation of remarks he made to investors. "The reports are not right and are based on a wrong interpretation," CEO Joe Kaeser said in the note, a copy of which was seen by Reuters. (Reporting by Jens Hack and Noah Barkin)

Jemma Eaton

Eaton Joins the CWind Executive Team

CWind, a provider of integrated services to the offshore wind industry, announced it has appointed Jemma Eaton to the board of directors as Commercial Director. The former Commercial Head of U.K. Offshore Project Site Execution joins CWind after nine years with Siemens, having undertaken commercial positions for Siemens Wind Power on several major offshore wind farm projects. Sir Tim McClement, Nonexecutive Director of the Board of CWind, said, “We are delighted to welcome Jemma to the Board. Jemma brings a wealth of commercial experience and expertise to the company, accompanied by an

Simon Redfern (Photo: RCGP)

Redfern Joins RCG

wind farms. Redfern led on the technical aspects of some of the first project finance deals in the UK offshore wind sector. He was Project Director and Board Director on several developments, in construction and operating assets in partnership with other leading offshore wind players (DONG, EIG and Siemens Project Ventures) and was the chairman of a large UK offshore wind Joint Venture for several years taking a project financed project from the construction phase into full operation.   Prior to this Redfern was Project Director for Lynn & Inner Dowsing (£340 million CapEx) and Lincs

Joe Stripe (Photo: WAGO)

WAGO Appoints Regional Sales Manager

in Upstate New York.   Stirpe comes to WAGO with a diverse background of success in technical sales and business development with a focus on control and electrical products and applications. Over the last several decades, he has held leadership position in business development and management at Siemens, Invensys Eurotherm and KJ Electric Corp.   Stirpe’s diverse experience will help WAGO better serve customers and grow its brand as an industry leader in automation, interface and interconnect in Upstate New York and beyond

Matt McKinley (Photo: Datum360)

McKinley Named VP at Datum360

Engineering information management company Datum360 has announced the appointment of Matt McKinley to the role of Global Vice President of Business Development.   With prior leadership experience at several major engineering software vendors, including Intergraph, AVEVA, COMOS and most recently Siemens Oil and Gas, McKinley brings with to the role more than 20 years’ experience of providing enterprise solutions to serve the oil and gas industry.    From his home location in Houston, he steps up to this role having previously engaged with Datum360 via his consultancy, 6T Solutions

André Bertram (Photo: Torqeedo)

Bertram Joins Torqeedo's Executive Board

of the Bavarian company on September 1, 2016.   Bertram has extensive technology company management experience and most recently served as CFO of global software developer IBS AG. He previously worked as CFO and in controls, risk management, internal audit and mergers and acquisitions for Siemens Group companies. He studied in Bamberg, Rotterdam, Gent and Aix-en-Provence, is a graduate in Business Administration and holds a Master of European Law & Economics degree

Jan-Arie Sepers (Photo: Radio Holland)

Radio Holland Names Sepers Netherlands GM

and maintenance contracts to telecom operators. Subsequently, he worked in Athens and then Singapore, where he was Head of Sales for Asia between 2003 and 2006. After that he worked for both Vodafone and Nokia in Düsseldorf.  In 2009 he returned to The Netherlands, when Nokia merged with Siemens. Between 2009 and 2012, Sepers was Head of Sales for the whole of Europe and was part of the team that led the successful restructuring and transformation of Nokia, which ultimately saw it return to healthy profit levels. In 2015 Nokia acquired Alcatel-Lucent and Sepers was again tasked with the

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