Adrian Thomas now president, Schneider Electric Canada
By Anthony Capkun
November 18, 2020 – Adrian Thomas has been promoted to country president, Canada, at Schneider Electric, effective January 1, 2021. He will report to North American CEO & president, Annette Clayton.
“Adrian’s appointment advances our plan to further build and sustain our presence in Canada as a leader in energy management and automation,” said Clayton. “Adrian’s relentless focus on our business, combined with his technical expertise spanning multiple decades and his passion for sustainability, will be key to driving our growth strategy forward.”
Thomas succeeds Susan Uthayakumar, who has been appointed global leader for the company’s Sustainability Business Division, reporting to chief strategy & sustainability officer, Olivier Blum.
Thomas possesses over 20-years of experience in the electrical and automation industry. He has been with Schneider Electric Canada since 2016, most recently as vice-president, Home & Distribution, and Power Products. He holds an electrical engineering degree from McMaster University, and a post-graduate certificate in finance.
“I am very excited to take on this role and lead the continued growth and success of Schneider Electric in Canada, an important market for the company,” said Thomas. “We are living through extraordinary times in Canada and around the world […] Leading Schneider Electric Canada during this pivotal moment is a true privilege.”