ORLANDO, Florida, USA, Oct 12, 2009 -- Effective Oct. 1, 2009, Brent Hillier was named the new head of the U.S. arm of Siemens Water Technologies
. By creating a business exclusively for the American market under Siemens Industry Inc., Siemens Water Technologies can better address its strongest market.
"We want to concentrate more intensely than before on our customers in North America and support them with solutions that will help them master the coming challenges of environmentally compatible water management," says Chuck Gordon
, CEO of Siemens Water Technologies.
Hillier joined USFilter in 2000 and up to now headed the Siemens
Water Technologies service department.
"The integration in Siemens' U.S. business gives us the advantage of being able to use cross-divisional synergies and to react even more quickly in the marketplace," says Brent Hillier. Through cooperation with other industry businesses at Siemens, in the future Siemens Water Technologies wants to improve its offerings for sectors like metals & mining, marine, oil & gas and paper, and offer sustainable solutions and services.
The Siemens Industry Sector (www.siemens.com/industry), based in Erlangen, Germany, is the world's leading supplier of production, transportation, building and lighting technologies. With integrated automation technologies as well as comprehensive industry-specific solutions, Siemens increases the productivity, efficiency and flexibility of its customers in the fields of industry and infrastructure. The Sector consists of six Divisions: Building Technologies, Drive Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility and Osram. With around 222,000 employees worldwide Siemens Industry posted in fiscal year 2008 a profit of EUR 3.86 billion with revenues totaling EUR 38 billion.
With the business activities of Siemens VAI Metals Technologies, (Linz, Austria), Siemens Water Technologies (www.siemens.com/water), based in Warrendale, Pa., U.S.A., and Industrial Technologies, (Erlangen, Germany), the Siemens Industry Solutions Division (www.siemens.com/industry-solutions) is one of the world's leading solution and service providers for industrial and infrastructure facilities. Using its own products, systems and process technologies, Industry Solutions develops and builds plants for end customers, commissions them and provides support during their entire life cycle. With around 31,000 employees worldwide Siemens Industry Solutions achieved an order intake of EUR 8.415 billon in fiscal year 2008.