Siemens Names Bettenhausen SVP of U.S. R&D; Eric Spiegel Comments

Siemens has promoted Kurt D. Bettenhausen to senior vice president of the company’s U.S. research and development division.

Bettenhausen previously worked in the company’s industrial automation business unit,  with engineering and consulting responsibilities.

Prior to that, he held senior positions in marketing, sales and product management at Axivia, which Siemens added to its automation and drives group in 2000.

Eric Spiegel, Siemens Corp.

Siemens in the U.S. dedicates about five percent of its annual revenue to R&D efforts,  or $1 billion in the U.S. last fiscal year, the company said. 

Siemens has more than 7, 000 researchers and developers located in the U.S. and said it is granted about 1, 800 patents annually.

“Kurt brings many years of research and development experience to this role and will lead our efforts in the U.S. to develop next-generation, innovative technologies and solutions to meet global challenges, ” said Eric Spiegel, president and CEO of Siemens Corp. “Research and development is crucial to our business success and vital to our competitiveness in a global marketplace.”

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