More big changes at Invensys

Former SAP bigwig Sudipta Bhattacharya, after two short months as an Invensys employee is now to succeed longtime Wonderware president Mike Bradley, AND report directly to Ulf! The press release gives no reason for Bradley's departure. LAKE FOREST, Calif., Nov. 5, 2007 -- British engineering firm Invensys plc (ISYS.L) today announced that Sudipta Bhattacharya was taking on a new role within the organization as president of the Wonderware business unit of Invensys.  In his new position, Sudipta will report to Ulf Henriksson, CEO of Invensys.    "I am pleased to announce that Sudipta will now be responsible for the Wonderware business," said Henriksson.  "With his diverse background in core engineering and software, he brings a unique set of skills to the job and was the right choice to step into the shoes of a very successful leader in Mike Bradley." Mike Bradley became president of Wonderware in November 2002 and was instrumental in driving the HMI and SCADA businesses, and then taking the company deeper into other manufacturing and infrastructure spaces.  Under his leadership, Wonderware has consistently achieved over four years of double-digit growth.  "My time at Wonderware has been some of the most gratifying years of my career to date," commented Bradley.  "After collaborating with Sudipta as an SAP business partner, and later helping to bring him in as my successor, I have every confidence that Wonderware is in capable hands." Sudipta joined Invensys in August 2007 as chief software solutions officer.  He came from SAP AG, where he was senior vice president of solutions management for SAP's supply chain, manufacturing and product lifecycle management applications. "It is rare to have an opportunity as exciting and as large as the one emerging in this space" Sudipta said.  "I sincerely thank Mike and look forward to expanding the capabilities of our solutions to reach well beyond the 100,000-plus global plants that we currently serve."  Sudipta holds bachelor's and master's degrees in chemical engineering and in business administration, with specialization in marketing, finance and operations.