Moorpark, CA (PressExposure) July 18, 2009 -- Eric Pilaud, Executive Committee member of Schneider Electric has been appointed to the position of President & CEO of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), effective July 1, 2009. Eric was previously in charge of Strategy, Customers, Innovation & Technology for Schneider Electric.
Eric began his career as both a university professor and researcher and a corporate consultant in the information technology sector. He joined Schneider Electric subsidiary SES in 1986. Five years later he was appointed to head SF Gandy in Chalon-sur-Saone (France). Mr. Pilaud spent 1995 to 1998 in the UK, first as director of Westinghouse Systems and then of the Automation and Control Division. He led the âSchneider 2000+â Company program from 1999 to 2000. He was subsequently responsible for the development of eBusiness within the group (eBusiness@Schneider Electric) until 2001. Between 2002 and the end of 2003, he was in charge of the Strategy Markets Division. In 2003, he was named Executive Vice president for the Strategic Deployment Division and in 2005, he assumed additional responsibility for the companyâs new Services Division. In July 2006, he was appointed Executive Vice President in charge of Strategy, Customers & Technology Division and the Services & Products Business Unit.
According to Eric, âDespite the current challenging economic environment, Custom Sensors & Technologies has the ability to grab huge opportunities. In a world where intelligent and communicating sensors play an increasing critical role in every application, we will invest in technologies and customer intimacy to create a reference in our industry.â
Eric replaces Hal Grant, who acted as interim CEO from March â June of 2009 after the departure of Chuck Treadway who held the position of President and CEO at CST for three years.
About Schneider Electric As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centers/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the companyâs 120,000 employees achieved sales of more than 17.3 billion Euros in 2007, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations âMake the most of their energy.â http://www.schneider-electric.com