Drives and Controls Magazine
ABB appoints Hawley to run UK motors business
Published:  16 September, 2014

ABB has appointed Dave Hawley to be manager of its motors and generators business in the UK from 1 September. He joins from Sulzer Dowding and Mills where he was general manager of the formed coil division. He has more than 15 years’ experience of the rotating equipment industry, including a period as a divisional director at Deritend.

Hawley replaces Ian Allan, who has moved to a regional marketing and sales manager role for ABB’s motors and generators division for Northern and Central Europe. Hawley will be based at ABB’s head office in Daresbury, Warrington, and will report to Neil Ritchie, who manages ABB’s discrete automation and motion division in the UK.

“It has always been an ambition to join a global market-leader with class-leading products and expertise,” says Hawley. “The range of motors and generators from ABB has grown considerably and is more advanced than ever, with new technological innovations and increasing efficiency levels giving them real appeal to end-users and OEMs, to drive their businesses forward.

“The innovative synchronous reluctance motor (SynRM) technology is one example of this, and offers customers the most efficient solution for their businesses along with a significant reduction on energy costs while also improving production efficiency,” he adds.

Hawley: ambition to join a global market-leader

ABB’s motors and generators business is responsible for sales through direct and indirect channels, as well as lifecycle services and tools.