PLANO, Texas -- Invensys plc announces the appointment of Michael J. (Mike) Caliel as president and CEO of Invensys Operations Management with effect from 1 January 2012.
Mike was previously with Invensys from 1993 to 2006, latterly as chief executive of Invensys Process Systems, the largest of the predecessor companies that were brought together to form Invensys Operations Management in early 2009. He has over 25 years experience in the industry and was until recently CEO of Integrated Electrical Services, Inc.
He is taking over from Sudipta Bhattacharya who joined the Group in 2007 as president of the Wonderware Software division and has been the leader of Invensys Operations Management since February 2009. Sudipta has decided to leave next year to take up a new role outside Invensys. In the meantime, he will be working with Mike to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities within the division and will also be assisting on group business development in the Middle East and Asia.
Wayne Edmunds, chief executive of Invensys plc, commented: "I am delighted to welcome Mike back to Invensys into a role which is very familiar to him. He has first-class experience in the industries the division operates in, our customers as well as our products and technologies. His enthusiasm and drive will now be directed to building on the division's strong market positions.
"I would like to thank Sudipta for his tremendous efforts over the past four years where we have continually shown double digit growth at Wonderware and then at Invensys Operations Management and wish him every success in the future. Invensys Operations Management has shown strong growth since its formation and Sudipta has built an excellent management team to take the business forward under Mike's leadership."
Mike Caliel stated that he is excited to return to Invensys and take the helm at the Operations Management division.
"I have many friends at Invensys and have first-hand knowledge of the talented people who are in place around the world making a positive impact on Invensys customers," said Caliel. "I'm looking forward to reconnecting with customers, partners and others in the industry as we continue building on the success of Invensys Operations Management and executing against the strong strategy we have in place."