ABB Canada names Eric Deschenes head of electrification
By Kavita Sabharwal-Chomiuk
ABB Canada has appointed Eric Deschenes as country managing director and head of electrification, effective Jan. 1, 2020.
Before he joined the technology company in 2017 as executive vice president of electrification, Deschenes was most recently North American vice president of mining, minerals & metals segment at Schneider Electric. During his 15 years at Schneider Electric, Deschenes held several executive-level positions, including vice president end user sales and infrastructure (energy) and director offer marketing & business development (industry).
Well-known in his field, Deschenes is very involved in the Canadian industry community and has sat on many boards, including: ADP Ecole Polytechnique, Smart Grid Canada, Association de l’Indus-trie Électrique du Québec (AIEQ), Fondation Ecole Polytechnique, NSERC Energy Storage Technology, Échanges Jacques Cartier and most recently, Propulsion Québec.
A professional engineer (P.Eng), Deschenes is a member of the CIGRE Association (Conference Internationale des Grands Reseaux Electriques) since 2010 and the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) since 1992.