Tarak Mehta to Join Executive Committee as Head of ABB’s Low Voltage Products

Mehta to Replace Tom Sjökvist, Who Retires in September After 38 Years With the Company

27.08.2010 -

Tarak Mehta, the global head of ABB's transformers business, has been appointed to ABB's executive committee as head of the low voltage products division as of Oct. 1. He replaces Tom Sjökvist, who is retiring at the end of September.

Mehta, a U.S. citizen, has been responsible for ABB's transformers unit since 2007. It is the world's largest transformer business, with 16.500 employees.

Mehta joined ABB in 1998 and has held various management positions in the power products division in the U.S., Sweden and Switzerland. Before joining ABB, he worked for 8 years at Cooper Power Systems in the U.S.. Mehta has Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and an MBA in finance and marketing from the University of Chicago.

Tom Sjökvist is retiring from ABB after 38 years with the company. He began as a trainee at Asea in Sweden in 1972, and has since held a wide variety of roles in Sweden, the U.S., Germany and Switzerland. He joined the ABB executive committee in 2006 as head of the automation products division.