Gerben Bakker takes the helm at Hubbell Power Systems
By Anthony Capkun
January 27, 2014 – Hubbell Inc. reports that Bill Tolley, current president of Hubbell Power Systems, has been named to the newly created position of senior vice-president, Growth & Innovation, reporting to president and CEO David G. Nord.
“This newly created position is essential to meeting our long term growth targets and provides a tremendous opportunity for our organization to further drive innovation and best practice sharing,” said Nord. Tolley’s duties include identifying business opportunities and driving best practices in mergers and acquisitions, as well as new product development.
Meantime, Gerben Bakker has been promoted to president, Hubbell Power Systems. In this role, Bakker is responsible for leading a $900-million division that serves utility customers around the world.
Prior to this appointment, Bakker served as divisional vice-president within the Power Systems business. He has held positions of increasing responsibility spanning 25 years with Hubbell, says the company, including roles in the Power and Electrical segments, and international operations.