Mr. Santacana is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of ABB Inc. and the Region Manager of ABB North America.
Mr. Santacana joined ABB in 1977. Since then he has held a variety of management positions including Region Division Manager for Power Products in North America. Prior to that, he was Vice President and General Manager of the Medium Voltage Products business unit of ABB’s Power Technologies division in North America. A licensed professional engineer in North Carolina, Mr. Santacana is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the National Society of Professional Engineers.
Mr. Santacana earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico; an M.S. in Electric Power Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; and an MBA from Duke University. Mr. Santacana sits on the Board of Governors of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association where he is a member of the Executive Committee, and is also a member of the Business Roundtable where is a Vice Chair of their Sustainable Growth Initiative. He has also served on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee where he helped the Department of Energy meet requirements of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.more » « less