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Schneider Electric appoints Jeff Drees US country president


October 8, 2010
By Anthony Capkun

Schneider Electric promoted Jeff Drees to the position of U.S. country president, where he is responsible coordinating the company’s energy efficiency and solutions initiatives across all businesses.

“Having worked closely with Jeff over the last few years, I have seen
first-hand his ability to drive growth in our business and motivate and
inspire his team,” said Chris Curtis, president and CEO of Schneider
Electric in North America.

Drees previously served as president of the Buildings business of
Schneider Electric in the Americas, where he was responsible for
overseeing the business’ performance in the U.S., Canada, and Central
and South America. Drees joined the company in 2001 and has served in
various roles, leading the partner division and Energy Solutions sales,
and working with the corporate global office in partner recruitment and
acquisition analysis.

Prior to joining Schneider, Drees held management and engineering
positions at Caterpillar Inc. and Honeywell Inc., and served as a
technician for the U.S. Air Force. He earned an associate’s degree in
electrical and mechanical engineering from the Air Force and a Bachelor
of Science in electronics engineering/management from Southern Illinois
University in Carbondale, Ill. He also has a master’s degree in business
administration from Aurora University in Aurora, Ill.

Drees replaces Amy Huntington who, after 22 years with Schneider, left
to devote more time to her personal and charitable interests.

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