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ABB’s U.S. Electrification Business Under New Leadership

Maryrose Sylvester, a former GE executive and software specialist, takes over ABB’s U.S. business has a new chief. The Zurich-based industrial-tech conglomerate appointed Maryrose Sylvester, an industrial and software specialist and former General Electric executive, to the positions of United States country managing director and U.S. head of electrification business. Sylvester will replace company veteran […]

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Business Briefs Galore

Boeing/GE/Amazon deal, Schneider Electric, PG&E’s future, and more So a struggling industrial giant, a 747, and Jeff Bezos all walk in to a bar… I tend to agree with Al Root’s assessment of this mega-deal. It sounds like a cheesy joke, and it could only happen in Paris. General Electric, Boeing, and Amazon struck a […]

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Right in Your Wheelhouse

The company formerly known as Saab is making waves in the EV market National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), the company borne from the ashes of the late, great Saab (we miss you), is establishing a foothold in the electric vehicle market by acquiring a developer of in-wheel motor technology, Protean Electric. In-wheel technology involves using […]

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ABB Shake-Up

CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer steps down suddenly; another example of industrial conglomerates in flux In the latest example of major industrial conglomerates experiencing flux with their corporate sides (see: GE, Siemens, Emerson) ABB announced the sudden resignation of CEO Ulrich Spiesshoffer on Wednesday. While being in the top position at ABB for six years, Spiesshofer was […]

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Report Cards

Beyond Mueller, there were at least two revealing reports issued this week Neither of these were the most famous report of this week. They might’ve both contained more valuable information. First, a report on workplace demographics found that gender equality comes at a price sometimes, as women get more jobs in certain fields causes others—such […]

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Hannover Messe 2019

World’s largest industrial trade fair runs April 1-5 in Germany It’s that time again. April doesn’t just mean fools, showers, and Easter…Hannover Messe is upon us. The world’s greatest trade show (I had ‘arguably’ in there, and decided not to argue with myself) kicks off for another full week this coming Monday. From manufacturing to […]

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Honey’s Home

Honeywell moves headquarters Manufacturing mammoth Honeywell is moving its headquarters from North Jersey to…North Carolina. Continuing a trend of American manufacturers moving their bases out of major cities due to tax benefits, Honeywell will relocate to Charlotte. The company said around 750 employees will remain at the Morris Plains, N.J. location, which was prime real […]

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AM-to-PM-Wire

AML claims breakthrough in magnetics would enable hyper-efficient motors Superconductivity. It’s been heralded and heckled, billed as the next big thing but yet to break through. Well, now that the AM is through, it’s high noon for superconductors. With PM-Wire, Palo Alto-based magnetics company AML thinks it has discovered how to convey the technology to […]

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Cloud Cover

From CEOs to shop owners, cloud savvy is producing Barron’s released its list of the 30 best leaders in business, 2018 edition, this week. A main theme covered by the business magazine is that these CEOs have navigated the emergence of ‘cloud’ technology effectively. While this mostly applies to tech companies, it also included companies […]

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Phone Home

Startup Mobile Initiative moves manufacturing ops to Indiana A potentially good sign for reshoring advocates comes in the unlikely form of a tech company with a mostly young customer base (and staff) that was started merely three years ago. Louisville, Ky.-based Mobile Initiative, which is the brainchild of two technology experts with over thirty years […]

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