ABB will merge its six automation business areas into three globally-focused businesses effective January 1, 2004. The move continues an evolution that began in late 2002 when the group merged two automation-related divisions and combined 11 business areas into six. Martinus Brandal will head the new Process Automation business; Frank Duggan, will manage global sales and business development, plus indirect channel development; Teemu Tunkelo will serve as technology leader and chief architect for process automation; Tom Sjökvist will lead the new Automation Products business; Anders Jonsson will drive operational excellence through cost focus, supply chain and sourcing, and strategic cost migration and Bo Elisson will continue to head the ABB robotics, automotive and manufacturing business which is renamed Manufacturing Automation.