ABB Canada has appointed Eric Deschenes as country managing director and head of the electrification business, effective January 1, 2020.
Prior to joining ABB in 2017 as executive vice president of the electrification business, Deschenes was most recently North American VP of mining, minerals & metals segment at Schneider Electric.
Having spent 15 years at Schneider Electric, he held several executive-level positions, including VP end user sales and Infrastructure (energy) and director offer marketing & business development (industry).
As a recognized thought leader in his field, Eric is very involved in the Canadian industry community and has sat on many boards including: ADP Ecole Polytechnique, Smart Grid Canada, Association de l’Industrie Électrique du Québec (AIEQ), Fondation Ecole Polytechnique, NSERC Energy Storage Technology, Échanges Jacques Cartier and most recently, he joined Propulsion Québec. He has been an active member of the CIGRE Association (Conference Internationale des Grands Reseaux Electriques) since 2010.
Eric is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng) and a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) since 1992.
ABB has a history of over a hundred years in Canada and now operates close to 50 facilities and employs approximately 4,000 people across the country.