ABB has appointed Doug Schuster as global leader of Thomas & Betts, the installation products business it acquired in May 2012. He joins ABB from Eaton Corporation, where he led its Critical Power Solutions division globally. He will be based in Memphis, TN, ABB’s Electrification Products division Americas headquarters.
With more than 30 years’ experience in the electrical engineering industry, Schuster will be charged with growing the electrical installation arm of ABB, both in the U.S. and internationally.
“We are delighted to welcome Doug on board,” said Greg Scheu, head of ABB in the Americas. “Thomas & Betts is a great business, which is now fully integrated within ABB. We have a portfolio of strong product brands and a reputation for class-leading logistics. We are confident that he can take this business to the next level of success.”
Schuster held a number of senior roles at Eaton over the last 11 years. He started his career in the electrical industry with Westinghouse’s electrical business, which Eaton acquired in 1994. He then performed leadership roles in business strategy and marketing consultancy firms before joining Eaton in 2005. He holds a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering from North Carolina State University.