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Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Camille Johnston joined Siemens Corporation as Vice President, Corporate Affairs on September 7, 2010, and is responsible for developing, leading and implementing a comprehensive and integrated media plan for Siemens Corporation.
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.
Cluster Compliance Officer USA and Canada, U.S. Legal Management Committee
Kevin Rogan has been appointed Cluster Compliance Officer for the Clusters USA and Canada. Mr. Rogan will also assume the duties of Regional Compliance Officer (RCO) for the USA. Kevin will be a member of the U.S. Legal Management Committee.
Kevin has over 30 years of corporate law and compliance experience. He was most recently the Cluster Compliance Officer for the Siemens Africa Cluster located in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has held senior legal and compliance positions with Celanese, PepsiCo and Diageo and was an equity partner at the Dallas office of Hunton & Williams, an international law firm.
He is a graduate of Yale University and Fordham University Law School. Kevin has relocated to the Siemens Corporation offices in New York City. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel
Daniel J. Staudt is Vice President and Chief IP Counsel of the Siemens Corporations Intellectual Property Department, covering all Intellectual Property Legal matters for the Siemens US Operating Companies including its Healthcare, Industry and Energy business sectors. Mr. Staudt’s practice focuses upon managing all of Siemens Corporations IP attorneys for all areas of Intellectual Property Law, including U.S. and International Patent, Trademark, and Copyrights, Trade Secrets, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Patent, Trademark, and Technology Licensing. Previous to his current position he was associate chief IP counsel responsible for the IP group supporting the Siemens Energy business sector in the US, located in Orlando, Florida.
He received his undergraduate degree in Electronic 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 and prior to that he work 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 Bar. He is licensed as a Patent Attorney in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and in the States of Florida and Ohio.
President and CEO Siemens Corporation
Eric Spiegel is the President and CEO of Siemens Corporation and is responsible for growing the U.S. business in the company’s largest market. With $22 billion in sales, $6 billion in exports and approximately 60,000 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, 54, joined Siemens in January 2010.
Mr. Spiegel brings to Siemens twenty-five years of global consulting experience with complex organizations in the energy, power, chemical, water, industrial and automotive fields. Prior to joining Siemens, Mr. Spiegel was at Booz Allen Hamilton from 1986-2008. From 2008-2010, Mr. Spiegel was a senior partner and served as the Managing Partner of Booz & Company's Global Energy, Chemicals and Power consulting practice and led the firm’s Washington D.C. office.
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 an original member of the Board of Directors for Booz & Company and was previously a member of the Board of Directors for Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. 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 and is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
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, 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.
Head CT US in Princeton
Kurt D. Bettenhausen has been appointed the new head of Corporate Technology in Princeton, New Jersey, as well as the head of the IAT Cluster. He will start in his new position on October 1. Bettenhausen is currently a manager in the Industrial Automation Division, where he is in charge of the Engineering and Consulting Business sub segment at Process Automation in the Industrial Automation Business Unit in Frankfurt. "I am delighted to have recruited a proven automation expert for the Information & Automation Technologies Cluster," said Reinhold Achatz, head of Corporate Technology Research and Technologies. "Research is a crucial aspect of the work conducted by Siemens USA; it helps make us more competitive in all of our areas of business," said Eric Spiegel, President and CEO of Siemens USA. "Corporate Technology makes valuable contributions to this goal. It is important that an experienced manager from the operating business will now take on this responsibility."
Bettenhausen attained a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Darmstadt. He began his career in the research and technology department of Hoechst. Later, he held senior positions in marketing, sales and product management at Axiva. After Axiva was acquired by Siemens in 2003, he worked on strategic planning of process automation and industrial software at Automation & Drives and eventually headed a research department focused on those areas. Since 2007, Bettenhausen has headed up the Engineering and Consulting Business sub segment of I IA. Bettenhausen is Chairman of the Association of German Engineers’ measurement and automation technology organization. "At CT in Princeton, I will be able to put both my operational experience and my research and development background to good use. I look forward to this exciting task," Bettenhausen said.
Karinna Rojas is a Human Resources professional with over 23 years of experience. Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Karinna has been in the HR field in various leadership and management roles throughout her professional career. Her first labor experience was with a consumer goods organization in Venezuela where she was responsible for supporting the areas of Leadership Training & Development, Recruitment and HR Business Partner to the Sales division. She then went to work for AT&T - Lucent Technologies for 10 years and in 1999 was transferred to the US to continue her career development, supporting 20 Latin America Countries as the Compensation & Benefits Regional Director. Eventually she assumed the Senior HR Business Partner role for the Central America & Caribbean countries at Lucent.
In 2003, Karinna joined Lexmark International and became a key strategic member of the Latin American Management team. In her position as the Regional Human Resources Senior Director, she initiated and implemented HR operations for 18 Countries, contributing to making Latin America one of the fastest growing geographies in the business. Karinna was the first female HR Sr. Director to join the regional leadership team.
Since 2008 Karinna has been a member of the Siemens Corporation HR leadership team as Senior Director CHR Americas Project. She facilitates cross-border HR initiatives within the Americas' MetaCluster. Karinna partners with Americas' Cluster/Countries HR Leaders to manage and coordinate HR activities/projects in the Americas identifying efficiencies, cost savings opportunities, and streamlining capabilities. Cultural sensibility and commitment to cultural understanding has been key in Karinna's competitive advantage. Most recently, Karinna was appointed Diversity Head for Cluster NAM.
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 and is fully bilingual in Spanish and English. Karinna has delivered Compensation, HR, Cultural Adaptability and Change Management training and/or speeches in 18 Countries.
Sr. Vice President, Communications & Marketing
As Sr. Vice President of Communications and Marketing for Siemens Corporation, Jim Whaley is responsible for the strategy, direction and management of this global technology company’s corporate communications in the United States. Ranked 30th on the Fortune Global 500, Siemens has more than $22 billion in annual U.S. sales, exports $2.1 billion from the U.S. and employs over 60,000 employees in all 50 states.
Jim is currently leading the execution of the U.S. Answers Campaign, the largest marketing investment in the company’s history. This includes the next phase of the Answers advertising campaign that will run in all major media outlets. It positions Siemens as the leader in environmental and sustainable technologies such as renewable energy, healthcare IT, energy efficient buildings and Smart Grid.
Jim joined Siemens in 2004 as Vice President of the Siemens Foundation. He became President of the Siemens Foundation in June 2006 and continued to serve in that position until March of 2010 when he became the Foundation’s Vice Chairman.
Under his tenure, the Foundation expanded its Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement program to all fifty states, recognizing students, teachers and schools for exceptional achievement in AP math and science courses nationally. The Foundation also launched Siemens Teacher Scholarships in collaboration with the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund and United Negro College Fund. This initiative awards college scholarships to encourage minority students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities to pursue teaching careers in science and math. He also initiated Siemens Science Day, a national program created to captivate young students’ interest in math, science and technology.
Previously, Jim served as Director of Communications at the United States Military Academy at West Point. In that position he executed an innovative communications plan in celebration of West Point’s 200th anniversary. This plan resulted in 24 books, eight network television documentaries, and won the 2003 Public Relations Society of America Award of Excellence and the 2003 PR Week Public Campaign of the Year.
Jim has more than 20 years of management experience that includes integrated marketing, strategic communications, media relations, internal communications, crisis communications, and community relations. He is a graduate of Lock Haven University where he received his undergraduate degree. He completed his MBA at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He also attended the Defense Information School (graduate level management), Ft. Meade, MD, and completed the U.S. Army Helicopter Instructor Pilot Course at Fort Rucker, AL. He was a Master Aviator and was awarded the Legion of Merit as well as numerous other awards.
He serves on the boards of the New York American Heart Association, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, The New York Hall of Science and the US Chamber of Commerce’s Business Civic Leadership Center.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Rose Marie E. Glazer, 45, became Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Siemens Corporation in 2012.
Rose Marie is responsible for the legal and compliance functions of Siemens USA. She manages the Siemens U.S. Legal Department, which provides a broad array of U.S. 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.
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 Jones Day law firm in Dallas.
Rose Marie earned her law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas, Texas. She also has a BBA in Accounting and a BA in Spanish from Southern Methodist University. Rose Marie is married with three children.
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.
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.