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Siemens Ltd. Seoul appoints Thomas Schmid as New Head of Digital Industries

Mr. Thomas Schmid said, “I am delighted to be leading the Operating Company Digital Industries for Siemens Ltd. Seoul and providing solutions to maximize innovation in manufacturing and digital factory industries in this age of Industrie 4.0. With a strategy for digitalization and sustainable solutions, DI will do its best to support the Korean government and manufacturing industry and solidify technology leadership even in difficult economic times.” As the new Head of the Digital Industries at SLS, Mr. Thomas Schmid plans to lay the groundwork for the next level of digital transformation in Korea’s domestic industry through cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, edge computing, industrial 5G, autonomous handling systems, and additive manufacturing.
Born in Germany, Mr. Thomas Schmid joined Siemens AG in 1988. Renowned for his excellent leadership and great drive, Mr. Schmid is an industry expert, with 32 years of professional experience in industrial automation and digital platform. With experience in China and Japan, he is well known for his profound insight and understanding as well as his deep interest in the East Asian market. From 2002 to 2004 , he served as Senior Vice President and Corporate Officer in Yaskawa Siemens Automation & Drives Corp. in Japan, From 2004 to 2008 he worked as Senior Vice President and Head of Automation & Drives business in Germany and from 2008 to 2012 he worked as Senior Vice President and Head of Industry Sales in Siemens China. In 2012, he returned to Siemens AG(HQ) and served as Senior Vice President and Head of Industry Product & System Sales successfully executed digital factory business and strategic projects until the current appointment as Head of Digital Industries in SLS.

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Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of power generation and distribution, intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems, and automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries. Through the separately managed company Siemens Mobility, a leading supplier of smart mobility solutions for rail and road transport, Siemens is shaping the world market for passenger and freight services. Due to its majority stakes in the publicly listed companies Siemens Healthineers AG and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Siemens is also a world-leading supplier of medical technology and digital healthcare services as well as environmentally friendly solutions for onshore and offshore wind power generation. In fiscal 2019, which ended on September 30, 2019, Siemens generated revenue of €86.8 billion and net income of €5.6 billion. At the end of September 2019, the company had around 385,000 employees worldwide. Since its foundation in the 1950s, Siemens Korea (Siemens Ltd. Seoul) has taken the initiative in providing various business cooperation efforts, active investments and development based on its superior technology and global experience in order to create positive ties with Korean industries. addition, Siemens in Korea pursues corporate citizenship programs and also supports the training of talented Korean professionals within high-tech industries in cooperation with several local universities.
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