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CEO Industry Sector USA
As chief executive officer of the Industry Sector, Helmuth Ludwig is responsible for all business activity and executive management of the Siemens Industry Sector business in the United States. In his 20 years with Siemens, Ludwig has held a broad range of strategic leadership positions.
He joined Siemens in 1990, working in corporate strategy developing regional business plans. After serving as general manager of Siemens' first organization in Kazakhstan, he joined the Automation and Drives group where he was responsible for process automation systems in Karlsruhe, Germany. He then became head of Siemens' Energy and Industry division in Buenos Aires. Later, he became president of the Systems and Software House within the Automation and Drives headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany.
Helmuth then moved to the Systems Engineering Business Unit as president before being appointed president of Siemens PLM Software, a business acquired by Siemens in 2007 and headquartered in Plano, Texas. In that role, he successfully led the organization's integration into Siemens with its 50 legal entities and multiple facilities in 26 countries while working with its management team to develop long-term strategic direction. In 2010, Helmuth became responsible for the global communications activities of the Industry Sector's Industry Automation division. He took over as CEO for the Industry Sector in North America in October 2011.
Ludwig holds a master’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany; a master of business administration from the University of Chicago; and a doctorate from the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel, Germany. He also teaches as Adjunct Professor for Corporate Strategy at Southern Methodist University's Cox School of Business in Dallas. He is a member of the executive committee of the Board of Trustees of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) and is a member of the board of directors for the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States. He is fluent in German, English and Spanish.
Vice President – Industrial Sales, Siemens Industry, Inc.
As Vice President of Industrial Sales, Scott is responsible for sales strategy and day-to-day management of the industrial sales organization. He directs all selling activities for all products, solutions, projects and services relating to the Industrial Automation, Drive Technology, Customer Service, Low and Medium Voltage Divisions for industrial customers.
Prior to joining Siemens in the USA, Scott led the Automation and Drives sales force for three years, during which time he transformed multiple selling entities into one market facing organization. This transformation of the sales force won the prestigious UK Business Excellence award in 2003 under the category “Business Value Improvement”.
Scott joined Siemens Energy & Automation in 2003 as Director of CRM (Customer Relationship Management) where he led the deployment of division-wide CRM processes including re-engineering our Siebel CRM system.
In 2004, Scott became the Marketing & Business Development Director for the Power Conversion Division of Siemens Energy and Automation in the US. From 2004 to 2008, this business grew rapidly via organic growth and acquisition from $208M to $1BN in revenue and contributed significantly to the profitability of the overall business. Scott also led the Large Drives business during which our market share tripled and profitability grew from break even to a solid 6%.
He has a degree in electrical engineering from Kilmarnock Technical College in Scotland.
President – Industry Automation, Siemens Industry, Inc.
As president of Siemens Industry, Inc.’s Industry Automation division, Raj Batra is responsible for the overall planning, organizing and directing of all activities of the division. Prior to this role, Batra was appointed vice president of the Automation and Motion division for Siemens Energy and Automation, Inc. (SE&A) in January 2007.
Batra joined Siemens in 1993 and held a variety of high-level sales and industry positions as senior account manager, automotive business unit manager and GM -global account manager before being appointed vice president – Automotive Center of Competence in 2002. In this role, he was responsible for the total automotive go-to-market strategy of SE&A in North America. In early 2005, Batra also assumed the responsibility of establishing and formalizing the go-to-market strategy for the burgeoning U.S.-Aerospace industry. He also served as head of the Automotive and Aerospace Center of Competence.
Before joining Siemens, Batra began his career at Rockwell Automation where he held various positions within the company's industrial automation segment.
Batra was born in Lexington, Ken., and raised in Detroit, Mich. He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Lawrence Technological University in 1990 and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan in 1997.
President – Drive Technologies Division, Siemens Industry, Inc.
In 2011, Doug Keith was named president of Siemens Industry, Inc.’s Drive Technologies division based in Alpharetta, Ga. Doug has more than 20 years of engineering and industrial expertise and joined the organization from Siemens Energy, where he served as vice president of the Power Distribution Medium Voltage Business Unit since 2005.
Prior to joining Siemens Energy in 2005, Doug occupied numerous leadership positions at General Electric where he managed factories in the United States and Mexico.
Doug holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University and is currently enrolled at the European School of Management and Technology in Berlin.
President – Customer Services Division, Siemens Industry Sector USA
Jagannath Rao is president of the Customer Services Division of the Siemens Industry Sector in the United States, effective Oct. 1, 2011. Rao is responsible for directing and growing product-related and value-added services to improve the availability, reliability and productivity of its customers’ industrial processes.
Previously, he was president of Siemens Industry, Inc.’s Industry Solutions Division in the United States responsible for business segments in the division including Metals Technologies, Industrial Technologies and the U.S. Water Technologies business.
Prior to that, Rao was senior vice president for Water Technologies globally where he was responsible for all business outside the United States.
Rao joined Siemens in 1985 in Chennai, India as a trainee engineer. He has worked in India, Germany and Singapore before moving to his current position in the U.S. Jagannath has held various senior and general management positions, such as regional sales manager for the Oil and Gas business, vice president of Oil and Gas for Asia-Pacific and vice president of Industry Solutions Singapore including the water hub for the Asia-Pacific region.
Jagannath was born in Jamshedpur, India and raised in Bangalore. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Bangalore University in 1984 and a Post-Graduate degree in Knowledge Engineering from National University of Singapore in 2001.
President - Industry Metal Technologies, Siemens Industry Inc.
As the Industry Metals Technologies lead for North America, Ralf is focused on leveraging existing and new customer relationships to drive profitable growth in the business.
Ralf has a distinguished career at Siemens, which he began in 1990 as a commissioning engineer. He has experience in several lines of business, including as a director of project operations for Siemens Energy & Automation; and as a customer services director for Siemens Communications. He most recently was a senior director in MT.
Ralf has a proven record of cross-functional management activities, including a broad knowledge in effective project management, engineering, customer services and R&D. His previously established customer relationships have helped earn confidence and trust in Siemens products, services and solutions.
Ralf earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from TU Braunschweig in Germany.