Switzerland's ABB group has announced the appointment of Maryrose Sylvester as U.S. regional general manager (CMD) and head of electrification, effective August 1, 2019.
She will succeed Greg Scheu, who retires on October 31st.
Previously, Maryrose Sylvester served as President and chief executive officer of Current, formerly owned by GE and now sold to private equity firm American Industrial Partners, since 2015.
Prior to Current, she served as President and CEO of GE lighting from 2011 to 2015.
"Maryrose Sylvester brings a wealth of experience in managing and transforming industrial enterprises and applying digital technologies to the industrial side," said ABB chairman and CEO Peter Voser. "her track record at GE makes her an ideal candidate to be our regional general manager and head of our electrification business in the United States."
Note: ABB group is among the global top 500 enterprises, and its headquarter is located in Zurich, Switzerland.
ABB was formed in 1988 by the merger of two international companies with more than 100 years of history, ASEA of Sweden and BBC Brown Boveri of Switzerland.
ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies with operations in more than 100 countries, 140,000 employees and 2018 revenues of $27.6 billion.