Dr. Martin Schumacher
Dr. Martin Schumacher was born in Luedenscheid/Germany in 1960. After completing his studies in Electrical Engineering at the ‘Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule’ (RWTH) in Aachen, he worked as a scientific assistant at the Institut für Allgemeine Elektro- und Hochspannungstechnik’ before completing his PhD in 1994.
Martin Schumacher joined ABB in 1994 in the Business Unit High Voltage Switchgear. After several positions in R&D and management he was appointed as Managing Director of ABB Calor Emag Hochspannung GmbH in Germany. From 2005 until 2011 he was responsible for the Business Unit High Voltage Products at ABB Switzerland, and from 2008 - 2011 for the Division Power Products. In addition he led the global ABB business for Gas-insulated High Voltage Switchgear.
Since March 1st, 2011 he is Member of the Management Board of ABB AG, Germany, responsible for Power Technology. As of January 1st 2016 he is in charge of the Division Power Grids in Germany and Switzerland.