Wells Fargo Executive Lecture Series Speakers Announced
The NC State University Poole College of Management announces the 2016 spring semester lineup of speakers for its Wells Fargo Executive Series.
Greg Scheu, president of North Americas Region of ABB, will speak on January 27 and Bill McDermott, chief executive officer of SAP, will speak on March 2.
Both presentations will be held in the Nelson Hall auditorium, 3400 Nelson Hall, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend but https://poole.ncsu.edu/index-exp.php/wells-fargo/. Free parking for this event is available in the Dan Allen Parking Deck on the NC State campus.
About the speakers
President of North Americas region for ABB and Managing Director, US
In addintion to his role as president for ABB's North Americas region and US managing director, Scheu is also a member of ABB’s Group Executive Committee and serves as head of business integration and head of group service at ABB.
He joined ABB in 2001 and has held a variety of management positions within the company. Prior to his current roles, he served as head of marketing and customer solutions and joined the Group Executive Committee in 2012.
In 2011, Scheu was appointed North America Region division manager for Discrete Automation and Motion, where he oversaw the integration of Baldor Electric Company. A year later, he oversaw the acquisition of Thomas & Betts, serving as global integration manager. Together, these two acquisitions more than doubled ABB’s size in North America.
Scheu also served as the North America region division manager for power products from 2008 through 2011, and region division manager for automation products from 2002 through 2008. Scheu began his career at ABB as head of Global eBusiness in 2001.
He began his professional career in 1983 when he joined Westinghouse Electric in sales and product management. In 1986, he joined Allen-Bradley, now Rockwell Automation, where he held positions in sales management and operations, eventually becoming head of global channel sales at the company’s global headquarters in Milwaukee. In 2000, Scheu was named president and CEO of Source Alliance, which ABB acquired in 2001.
Scheu sits on the Board of Governors of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and is also a member of the Business Roundtable in the United States. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware.
ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility, industry, and transport and infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 140,000 people.
Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Board of SAP
Bill McDermott is CEO and member of the Executive Board of SAP, the world’s business software market leader with more than 296,000 customers in 190 countries. He leads the company’s 75,600 employees and more than two-million-person ecosystem in executing SAP’s vision and strategy to make the world run better and improve people’s lives.