June 9, 2010
ABB, a provider of power and automation technologies, has announced the appointment of Michael Mahfet as vice president and general manager of its robotics business in North American, according to Rick Hepperla, regional president of the company's Discrete Automation & Motion division. Mahfet, who joined ABB on May 13, 2010, will lead the North American robotics business based in Auburn Hills, Mich., and will focus on the strategic development and continued profitable growth of the business in the region.
Before joining ABB, Mahfet served as the general manager of global sales of the Sensing & Inspection Technologies unit of General Electric (GE). During his career at GE Mahfet held increasingly significant roles in sales, marketing, and technology leadership. Prior to GE Mahfet was a product engineer at Chrysler Corp.
Mahfet holds a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering as well as a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, both from Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. Hewill serve as a management team member for both the company's global robotics management team and its Discrete Automation & Motion division management team in North America.