New big boss for ABB

Power and automation technology company ABB has appointed Axel Kuhr as the new country manager for the company’s Australian operations.

Power and automation technology company ABB has appointed Axel Kuhr as the new country manager for the company’s Australian operations.

Kuhr replaces John Gaskell, who retired from ABB at the end of May 2010.

Kuhr is a German citizen and holds mechanical engineering degrees from Germany and the United Kingdom. Kuhr is based at the ABB Australia headquarters in Sydney’s CBD.

Kuhr joined ABB in 1991 and has held a number of significant management roles within ABB’s power generation, and transmission and distribution businesses in Switzerland and Germany.

Most recently, Kuhr headed the ABB Group Account Management Program, based at the ABB headquarters in Zurich, which focuses on sharpening customer orientation through a strong, unified emphasis on the global value-proposition, and which produced considerable growth for the key accounts.

“I am honoured to become ABB’s country manager in Australia,” said Kuhr.

“I am dedicated to serve our customers in their efforts to increase energy efficiency and industrial productivity. I look forward to leading the team of ABB Australia through a new growth cycle, and to utilising the entire value-proposition of ABB to serve our core industries.”