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ABB appoints Nathalie Pilon as managing director for Canada


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ABB has named Nathalie Pilon as the new managing director for ABB in Canada, effective October 1, 2015.

Pilon replaces Daniel Assandri who led the successful expansion of Canada over the past five years.

Previous to this role, Pilon was president of Thomas & Betts in Canada. She also held the position of VP of the Low Voltage Products Division for ABB in Canada.

“Serving our customers is a key component of ABB’s Next Level strategy,” said Pilon. “Canadian customers can rely on ABB for the solutions and the systems they need to make their businesses more competitive and sustainable.”

Greg Scheu, Head of the Americas and Executive Committee Member of ABB Group stated, “ABB Canada has been fortunate to have strong leadership under Assandri in recent years and I am confident that Canada will continue to grow and prosper with Pilon as managing director.”


Pilon is also an active member on several Boards, including Electro-Federation Canada, the CSA Group and the Conseil du Patronat du Quebec. She is also a member of the Quebec Order of Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA). 

In 2011, Pilon was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women’s Executive Network, and in 2015, she received the Leadership Award from the Association of Quebec Women in Finance.


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