Schuster To Lead ABB’s Thomas & Betts
By Mike Brezonick13 June 2016
ABB has appointed Doug Schuster global leader of Thomas & Betts, the installation products business it acquired in May 2012. He will be based at ABB’s Electrification Products division Americas headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
With more than 30 years of experience in the electrical engineering industry, Schuster will be charged with growing the electrical installation arm of ABB, both in the USA and internationally.
“We are delighted to welcome Doug on board,” Greg Scheu, head of ABB in the Americas, said. “Thomas & Betts is a great business, which is now fully integrated within ABB. We have a portfolio of strong product brands and a reputation for class-leading logistics. We are confident that he can take this business to the next level of success.”
Schuster joins ABB from Eaton Corp., where he led the Critical Power Solutions Division and held other senior roles at Eaton over 11 years. He started his career in the electrical industry with Westinghouse’s electrical business, which Eaton acquired in 1994.
Thomas & Betts is now a business unit within ABB’s $10 billion Electrification Products division, which offers utilities, distribution channel partners, original equipment manufacturers and electrical installers a range of low- and medium-voltage products and systems.