About Me

Robert Hardt #2-5-Edit

I am the President and CEO of Siemens Canada where I am responsible for the overall strategic management, direction and leadership for all activities in Canada.

I am an engineering expert and a regular contributor on manufacturing and technology trends in the national media and through speaking engagements. I am passionate about fostering the engineering profession and education in Canada by building strong collaboration networks between industry and educational institutions.

Prior to being appointed President and CEO in January 2012, I held several senior management positions within Siemens Canada since joining in 2007. I am an electrical engineer and I began my career with Siemens AG in 1988. Early in my career, I was a project engineer and project manager and led several engineering and project management teams for large industrial projects. Prior coming to Canada, I was responsible for the global Mining business and later for the global Air Cargo Logistics business, at Siemens’ headquarters in Germany.

I am a board member of the Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CGCIC) as well as an active member of the Council of Canadian Chief Executives (CCCE), The Learning Partner-ship, Council of International Chief Executives (Conference Board of Canada) and on the Advisory Council Manufacturing for the Canadian Manufactures and Exporters (CME). In addition, I was recently named the first Honorary President for Ryerson’s Engineering Student Society.

Two passions take up most of my out-of-office hours: sports – especially soccer – and reading about history, technology and business publications.

About Siemens Canada

For more than 100 years the innovative ideas from Siemens have helped make Canada a better place. From the Atlantic to Pacific oceans, more than 4,500 employees in Cana-da work together to provide answers that last in the fields of electrification, automation and digitalization. Since it was federally chartered in 1912, Siemens has stood for innovation, quality, reliability and internationality. Sales for Siemens Canada in fiscal 2014 (ended September 30), were $2.7 billion CAD. The company has 39 offices and 12 manufacturing/assembly facilities across Canada. Learn more at www.siemens.ca


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