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NEMA Announces New Chair

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has announced the election of Raj Batra, president, Digital Industries, Siemens USA, as chair of the NEMA Board of Governors. Batra has held a wide range of high-level management strategy and sales positions since joining Siemens in 1993. He currently oversees all development, marketing, sales, research and development, vertical industry, and manufacturing aspects for Digital Industries in the United States. The Association's theme for 2020 is "Digital Leadership for a New Decade." 

"The impact that digitalization will have on our industries cannot be overstated, and those of us who grasp its potential will thrive," said Batra during his acceptance speech at the NEMA Annual Meeting. "We can do much of it collaboratively as an industry and be part of the digital tide that can raise all companies. I am honored to serve as NEMA chair and to play a part in ushering the electroindustry into the next digital decade."

"We look forward to Raj's leadership as chair and are confident that his vast experience will ensure great accomplishments in 2020 and beyond," says NEMA President and CEO Kevin J. Cosgriff, NEMA president and CEO. "As we enter an exciting new decade full of innovation and industry advancement, having Raj as a leader will drive success as we continue our work in delivering digital leadership over the next decade."

In addition to Batra, the NEMA Board of Governors elected new officers for 2020: Vice Chair Annette Clayton of Schneider Electric, vice chair; Treasurer Jack Nehlig of Phoenix Contact, treasurer; and David Nord of Hubbell Incorporated, immediate past-chair.


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