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Eskom Board rotates Group Chief Executive role

South Africa: The Eskom Board has decided to rotate current executives in the role of Interim Group Chief Executive to ensure exposure, and announced the appointment of Sean Maritz, Eskom’s CIO and group executive for information technology, as the Interim Group Chief Executive with immediate effect.

Transformer fire leaves 14,000 without power

A transformer on a power pole caught fire yesterday, cutting electricity to about 14,000 people in the Belmont area. A Western Power spokeswoman said the incident was related to eccesive rain the day before.

A generational change at ebm-papst announced

Gerhard Sturm, the founder and co-owner of ebm-papst Group, a German manufacturer of fans and motors, will transfer his membership in the ebm-papst Group advisory board to his son, Ralf Sturm, on 1 August 2017.

6.5 earthquake damages all transformers in Leyte

Philippines, the Visayas: A 6.5-magnitude earthquake that hit the islands of Visayas last week damaged four out of six transformers Ormoc City in Leyte, according to the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP).

Eskom former CE Brian Molefe to resume position

South Africa, Johannesburg: Brian Molefe, the former Eskom Chief Executive, is expected to resume his position as head on Monday 15 May 2017, after Eskom decided to revoke its decision to pay him a pension pay-out, reports ESI-Africa.

ACTOM appointed new Group CEO

South Africa: Mervyn Naidoo has been appointed new Group CEO of ACTOM, South Africa’s largest manufacturer and supplier of electrical equipment, including power transformer,

ABB appoints new Presidents for AMEA and Europe regions

ABB has appointed China Managing Director Chun-Yuan Gu as the new President of the Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region, while Frank Duggan succeeds Bernhard Jucker as President of the Europe region, the company announced in a press release.

Bernhard Jucker to retire from executive roles at ABB

ABB announced today that Bernhard Jucker (62), President of the Europe region and long term Member of the Group Executive Committee, has decided to retire from his executive roles effective June 30, 2017, after a distinguished career at ABB spanning more than 35 years.

Siemens changed U.S. leadership

USA, Washington: On 1 January 2017 Judith Marks replaced Eric Spiegel as CEO of Siemens in the U.S., who retired at the end of 2016. Effective the same date, Lisa Davis was appointed Chair and CEO of Siemens Corporation.