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President and CEO Siemens Corporation
Eric Spiegel is the President and CEO of Siemens USA and is responsible for growing the U.S. business in the company’s largest market. With $19.2 billion in revenue, $6 billion in exports and approximately 53,000 employees in the U.S., Siemens provides solutions for more affordable and efficient healthcare, the growing demands of cities and the nation's infrastructure needs, cleaner sources of energy production, and industrial productivity. Siemens has over 130 manufacturing sites across the U.S. and is represented in all 50 states.
Mr. Spiegel, 56, joined Siemens in January 2010 after 25 years of global consulting experience with complex organizations in the oil and gas, power, chemicals, water, industrial and automotive fields. Prior to joining Siemens, Mr. Spiegel was at Booz Allen Hamilton from 1986 – 2010.
From 1999-2003, he served as the Managing Director of Booz Allen Hamilton International while living in Tokyo. This role included managing the firm’s business in Asia, South America and the Middle East. He was also a member of the Board of Directors for Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. and was the Managing Partner for the firm’s global Energy, Chemicals and Power consulting practice. Earlier in his career, Mr. Spiegel worked at Brown Boveri (now ABB) and Temple, Barker & Sloane, Inc. (now Oliver Wyman).
An expert on the global energy industry, Mr. Spiegel co-authored the 2009 book Energy Shift: Game-changing Options for Fueling the Future, which has been translated into Arabic, Spanish, Korean and Japanese.
Mr. Spiegel holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College where he was an Edward Tuck Scholar and received his A.B. with Honors in Economics from Harvard University. He is the Chairman of Ford’s Theatre Society Board in Washington, D.C. and a member of The Board of Overseers at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. He is also Vice Chair of the Education and Workforce Committee at the Business Roundtable, a member of the Board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a member of the President’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee.
Chief Financial Officer Siemens Corporation
Cluster CFO, Siemens North America
Klaus P. Stegemann, 56, was named Chief Financial Officer of Siemens Corporation in June 2009 - a position he previously held from 2002 to 2005. He additionally serves as Cluster CFO for the Americas and coordinates CFOs throughout the Western Hemisphere, including the Clusters of North America, Brazil and Austral-Andina.
Prior to returning to the United States, he served from 2005 to 2008 as CFO of Siemens Medical Solutions/Siemens’ Healthcare Sector in Erlangen, Germany, where he oversaw all financial matters for this nearly $15 billion business with 48,000 employees worldwide.
In 2004, while previously serving as CFO of Siemens Corporation in New York, he also assumed responsibility for coaching Siemens’ CIO Americas organization, signaling information management’s importance as a key driver for business success.
Prior to joining Siemens Corporation, he was the CFO since 1999 of the worldwide Angiography, Fluoroscopy and Radiographic Systems Business of Siemens AG Medical Solutions (Forcheim, Germany), where he applied the financial strategies and tools that ultimately turned the business around in less than two years.
Klaus has had an exceptional 36-year career in financial operations at Siemens, both in the U.S. and in Germany. He has taken on a variety of important global challenges, in each case making a major contribution to Siemens’ business performance.
Before he joined Siemens Medical, Klaus cultivated a unique array of business unit experience in the U.S. and Germany, including projects at the Company’s Transportation Systems, Automation & Drives, Power Generation, Industrial Solutions & Services Groups, and at the Siemens AG Corporate headquarters, where he helped solve the tough business challenges associated with restructuring, integration and profitability.
A fisherman who also enjoys hiking, traveling and art, Klaus resides in New York City with his wife. They have one daughter.
Senior Vice President, Siemens Government Affairs
Kathleen A. Ambrose joined Siemens in April 2009 as Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and head of the Washington Office. She brings over 20 years of executive leadership experience in a wide variety of fields—corporate, legal, public policy, politics, communications, international, congressional and government relations.
She served in the White House for three presidents, with her last assignment as US lead for G-8 and US-EU Summits for President Clinton. As Deputy General Counsel at the US Department of Commerce, she chaired the U S delegation for multilateral and bilateral talks. As a trade association executive, she represented the global chemical industry in international negotiations.
During four years on Capitol Hill as chief of staff to a Member of Congress, she handled legislation before the Banking, Judiciary and Ways & Means Committees. She has headed the Washington offices of a global plastics and chemicals company and the third largest global mining company prior to joining Siemens. She is married to Barry Carter, Professor of Law at Georgetown University, with a son and a daughter in college. The family lives in Washington, D.C.
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Rose Marie E. Glazer became Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Siemens Corporation in 2012. Rose Marie manages the Siemens U.S. legal department, which provides a broad array of legal services to Siemens management and Siemens operating groups in areas including litigation, M&A, corporate law, commercial and finance law, compliance and regulatory matters, technology licensing, employment/benefits and real estate/environmental matters.
Before this Rose Marie was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division. There she was responsible for the global legal affairs of the company, as well as oversight of all corporate governance matters. Before becoming general counsel, Rose Marie was Associate General Counsel and Compliance Officer at Siemens PLM Software. Rose Marie has also served as General Counsel for the Americas and as interim General Counsel of Siemens’ Mesoamerica operations in Mexico City.
In November 2004, Rose Marie joined Siemens PLM Software from Telvista, Inc., an international contact center company. Rose Marie was Telvista's Vice President and General Counsel. Prior to joining Telvista, Rose Marie held in-house counsel positions at Allied Riser Communications and American Airlines. Before that, she was an attorney with the law firm Jones Day in Dallas.
Rose Marie earned her law degree, cum laude, from Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas, Texas. She also has a BBA in Accounting, summa cum laude, and a BA in Spanish, summa cum laude, from Southern Methodist University.
Head CT US in Princeton
Kurt D. Bettenhausen is Senior Vice President of Siemens Corporation, Corporate Technology. Located in Princeton, New Jersey in the USA, Corporate Technology is one of several Siemens Corporate Technology research and development centers worldwide. Since its founding in 1977, it has helped pioneer a broad range of advancements in major industries, delivering innovations to the Siemens global family as well as government agencies, academic institutions, and other organizations.
Before joining Corporate Technology, Dr. Bettenhausen headed up the Engineering and Consulting Business of Siemens’ Industrial Automation Division based in Frankfurt, Germany. He began his career in the corporate research and technology department of Hoechst. Later, he held senior positions in marketing, sales and product management at Axiva.
Bettenhausen attained a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Darmstadt and is a member of the advisory board at the University of California-Berkeley’s College of Engineering. For additional information, visit:
SVP and CHRO, Siemens Corporate Human Resources U.S./Americas,
member of the Board of Siemens Corporation U.S.
As Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Mike Panigel is responsible for the strategic direction, design and governance of human resources policies and practices for Siemens U.S. and the Americas. Mike also serves on the Corporate Human Resources Leadership Board responsible for setting global HR Strategy and Policy.
Previously, Mike served as Vice President, Human Resources of Siemens Healthcare based in Malvern, Pennsylvania. He led the integration of significant healthcare businesses acquired during the last several years and played a key role in designing and implementing a coordinated human resource strategy across Healthcare located throughout the U.S.
Prior to his assignment with Siemens Healthcare, Mike served as Vice President, Global Compensation & Benefits at Siemens AG in Munich. Before moving to Siemens’ headquarters in Munich, Mike led the human resources function in a number of different regions, including South Africa and 14 other neighboring countries earlier in his career.
Mike is a board member of the Siemens Foundation, which provides more than $4.5 million annually in grants and other financial support towards science, technology, engineering and math education initiatives. He is also a board member of Siemens Caring Hands Foundation, a not-for-profit organization organized by Siemens to receive and disburse funds to charitable institutions, and mobilize Siemens employees to donate their time and talents for worthy causes that impact the communities in which we live and work.
Mike has a degree in Industrial Psychology from the University of Pretoria and postgraduate qualifications in Labor Law and General Management from the University of South Africa.
Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
Daniel J. Staudt is Vice President and Chief IP Counsel of Siemens Corporation’s Intellectual Property Department, managing Intellectual Property legal matters for Siemens’ US Sectors including Healthcare, Industry, Infrastructures and Cities, and Energy. Mr. Staudt’s responsibility focuses upon managing Siemens Corporations’ IP attorneys for all areas of Intellectual Property Law, including U.S. and International Patent, Trademarks and Copyrights, Trade Secrets, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Patent, Trademark, and Technology Licensing. Previously, he was Associate Chief IP Counsel responsible for the IP group supporting the Siemens Energy business sector in the US, located in Orlando, Florida, and is currently the Division IP Counsel for the Energy Service Division.
He received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and his law degree from the University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio. Previous to his work at Siemens Corporation, Mr. Staudt worked as an Intellectual Property Attorney at Harris Corporation in Melbourne, Florida in its Semiconductor and Communication business sectors. Prior to that, he worked as IP Counsel in the patent law firm of Biebel & French in Dayton, Ohio.
Mr. Staudt is a board member of the Intellectual Property Owners Association, a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and a member of the Association of Corporate Patent Counsels, as well as the Florida and Ohio Bar Associations. He is licensed as a Patent Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Vice President, Sustainability - Americas, Siemens Corporation
Alison Taylor is Vice President, Sustainability-Americas. In this position, she is responsible for driving the sustainability program for the Americas and acting as a resource for sustainability initiatives across Siemens’ business sectors. As Siemens expands its sustainability initiatives and strives to improve consistent global implementation of environmental goals, Alison will also be creating and participating in sustainability initiatives to advance knowledge, skills, tools and capabilities company-wide.
In her previous role as Director, Government Affairs, Taylor represented Siemens' position on environmental issues with Congress and the Executive Branch. She developed and promoted legislation and worked with various operating companies within Siemens to develop positions and projects on environmental topics like air quality, emissions, water quality, industrial pollution and climate change.
Prior to joining Siemens, Ms. Taylor was Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works for five years, and counsel to the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce for six years. Ms. Taylor has been a member of the U.S. delegation to United Nations conferences on Climate Change, Biodiversity, Sustainability and Ozone Layer Depletion.
Prior to her service on Capitol Hill, Ms. Taylor was an equity partner in the Denver-based law firm Davis, Graham and Stubbs, LLC where she specialized in water law, mining law and environmental law. She clerked for several Denver firms and completed an internship during law school for the Honorable John L. Kane, Jr. on the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. She has contributed to numerous environmental publications and has been a frequent speaker for American Bar Association courses on environmental subjects.
Ms. Taylor graduated from Duke University with an undergraduate degree in biology, and the University of Denver with a juris doctorate degree. She was Managing Editor of the Denver University Law Review. Ms. Taylor is admitted to the practice of law in the District of Columbia and Colorado.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Camille Johnston joined Siemens Corporation on September 7, 2010, and is responsible for developing, leading and implementing a comprehensive and integrated media and communications strategy for Siemens in the U.S.
Camille came to Siemens from The White House, where she served as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the First Lady.
Prior to the White House, she worked as a communications consultant for the Entertainment Industry Foundation on the Stand Up To Cancer campaign, the nationally televised fund-raising special that aired simultaneously on ABC, CBS and NBC and raised more than $100 million for cancer research.
From 2005 to 2008, Camille was the Senior Vice President of Communications for the Los Angeles Dodgers, overseeing corporate communications, media relations, internal communications, publications, and broadcasting.
A veteran of the 1992 and 1996 Clinton-Gore campaigns, Camille also served as Communications Director for Mrs. Tipper Gore from 1999 to 2001, Press Secretary for Labor Secretary Robert Reich and Education Secretary Richard Riley, and Communications Director for OSHA.
At the end of the Clinton Administration in 2001, Johnston joined Rodale Inc. the largest independent publisher in the U.S. as Vice President of Corporate Communications. From 1997 to 1999, Johnston was the Director of Communications for WBBM-TV in Chicago, Illinois.
Camille holds a B.A. in political science from UCLA, and is based in Washington, DC.
Lead Regional Compliance Officer USA
Alexander Proels became the Lead Regional Compliance Officer for the United States in February 2014. Since December 2010, Alex has been serving as Compliance Officer for Siemens Industry, Inc. (SII) in North America. Alex retains responsibility for SII in addition to his role as the U.S. Compliance Officer.
With 22 years of experience at Siemens, Alex has held many key leadership roles with progressive responsibility in Accounting & Finance including a delegation to Germany as a manufacturing controller, an acquisition accounting manager, a Business unit FBA and, most recently, head of finance for Siemens Industry, Inc.
Alex earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University with a specialty in Corporate Finance. Alex earned his undergraduate degree from The University of Georgia with a specialty in Commercial Banking.
Karinna Rojas assumed the position of Diversity Officer for Siemens in North America in November 2012. She joined Siemens in 2008 and has been a member of the Siemens Corporation HR leadership team as Senior Director CHR Americas Projects. In this role Karinna partners with Americas’ Cluster/Countries HR Leaders to manage and coordinate HR activities/projects across the Americas Meta-Cluster, identifying efficiencies, cost savings opportunities and streamlining capabilities. Cultural sensibility and commitment to cultural understanding have been key competitive advantages for Karinna.
Karinna has worked in the HR field for over 24 years in various leadership and management roles. She worked for AT&T - Lucent Technologies for 10 years, supporting Latin America Countries as the Compensation & Benefits Regional Director and Senior HR Business Partner for Central America & Caribbean Countries.
In 2003, Karinna joined Lexmark International and became a strategic member of the Latin American Management team – the first female to join the regional leadership team. In her position as the Regional Human Resources Senior Director, she initiated and implemented HR operations for Latin America’s countries, contributing to making Latin America one of the fastest growing geographies in the business.
Karinna holds a BA with specialization in Human Resources and is a Certified Global Remuneration Professional. She is member of WorldatWork Association & Society of Certified Professionals, Member of SHRM -- Society for Human Resources Management.