ABB Executive Committee member Anders Jonsson to retire

Jonsson to leave ABB at end of July 2010 after 34 years with the company

Zurich, Switzerland, June 28, 2010 – Anders Jonsson, a member of the ABB Executive Committee since 2006, will retire at the end of July 2010 after 34 years with the company.

Jonsson is currently responsible for monitoring and coordinating ABB’s overall cost reduction and global footprint programs. As of August 1, 2010, these responsibilities will be assumed by the head of Quality and Operational Excellence who will report directly to CEO Joe Hogan.

Jonsson joined ABB as a development engineer in 1976 and has held a variety of roles in the company’s automation businesses in Sweden, Switzerland and China. Before taking up his current position, he ran the Robotics business for four years.

“Anders has made a huge contribution to ABB over the years and under his excellent leadership the Robotics business has become more competitive and a key contributor to the Discrete Automation and Motion division,” said Joe Hogan, ABB’s chief executive officer.

ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 117,000 people.

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