Gavin-Xingang Liu joins ABB as head of Power Systems in North Asia and China

Beijing, February 23, 2011 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, recently welcomed back Gavin-Xingang Liu who has been appointed the head of ABB Power Systems Division in North Asia Region and China starting since February.

Gavin-Xingang Liu came from Westinghouse Electric Company where he was Vice President and China Managing Director. He had held a number of senior management roles in diverse power businesses including coal-fired, hydro, gas turbine, combined cycle and nuclear plants.

With a Bachelor of Science in Thermal Engineering from Tsinghua University in 1991 and a Master’s degree in Economics from Peking University in 1998, Gavin worked in ABB’s power business in China for 9 years about 10 years ago.

“ABB is a strong leader in power system technology market, especially in smart grid technologies like HVDC (high voltage direct current), network management, in power plant control systems, etc. I am glad to continue my career in ABB, a company widely respected in the market”, said Gavin.

Chairman and President of ABB North Asia and China Claudio Facchin said, “Gavin Liu brings with him considerable knowledge of power markets both within China and globally. His joining represents a further step in implementing our strategy of localization in China. I look forward to seeing more and more outstanding local talents of different levels to join ABB this year to support our continuous growth in this important market”.

As one of the 5 business divisions of ABB, Power Systems includes Grid Systems, Power Generation, Substations, and Network Management. It offers turnkey solutions for power transmission and distribution grids and power plants worldwide.

ABB keeps growing fast in Power Systems in China, participating in key state projects like the Xiangjiaba-Shanghai 800kV ultra high voltage power link, the longest (2,000 kms) and the highest capacity (6,400 MW) power corridor in the world. ABB also provided advanced enterprise asset management (EAM) software solutions to new nuclear power plants of China National Nuclear Corp., , enhancing the safety and reliability of power generation.

ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 124,000 people. ABB has a full range of business activities in China, including R&D, manufacturing, sales and services, with 16,000 employees, 30 local companies, and an extensive sales and service network across 60 cities.

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