Petratis to Head Schneider North American Operating Division

Schneider Electric, North American Division (Palatine, Ill.): David D. Petratis has been promoted to president and chief executive officer of the Schneider Electric North American operating division. He succeeds Chris C. Richardson, who was CEO of the North American operating division, and is who is retiring from the company after 33 years. Petratis was appointed president and chief operating officer of the company’s U.S. operations in December 2002.

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