MILAN, Italy – Dominique Llonch is the new chairman of Nidec Industrial Solutions and CEO of Nidec ASI, a part of the Nidec Group’s Industrial Solutions sector. Llonch succeeds Giovanni Barra, who has been at the helm of the company since 2013.
Llonch takes on this strategic role in a new important phase for Nidec ASI, in which business skills and diversified, specific techniques are required to face market challenges and to continue to promote the evolution and development of the company, consolidating its position as a leading electrical engineering player. It is a role that Llonch has been appointed to fill by virtue of his deep knowledge of the sector and the various industries in which Nidec ASI operates, and his international record, which has allowed him to acquire a real understanding of the needs of customers operating in all major global markets.
“I’m very honored to become part of an important company like Nidec ASI, in which this country’s industrial success stories are part of its DNA and which is currently innovating the global industrial and energy market,” Llonch said. “I aim to offer Nidec ASI my experience in outlining and implementing successful strategies for reference companies in the sector. I am confident that, with the cooperation of a close-knit team composed of excellent professionals, Nidec ASI will be able to continue its path of growth, developing innovative solutions that respond to the needs of various markets and contributing to the competitiveness of the countries in which it operates.”
Llonch has more than 25 years of experience in the Aerospace, Oil & Gas, T&D and Power Generation sectors. He began his career as Program Manager for digital controls in Jet Engines, and then became Engineering and Service leader for Oil & Gas applications in DCS Solutions. He then held various positions of responsibility in the services, engineering, production and project execution areas, working in different regions of the world, including China, India, Russia, Europe, United States, the Middle East and Africa.
Llonch has also held roles in the Industry and Energy sectors. As Vice-Chairman of the Power Automation & Controls business at a global level in ALSTOM Power, Dominique Llonch was responsible for around 200 C&I projects for the construction of every type of power plant. He reorganised the business and refocused management’s attention on production and service excellence and on technological innovation in order to offer the best customer experience possible and to promote planned profitable strategic growth. Before joining Nidec, he held the position of General Manager Projects Europe & Africa in General Electric, managing the development of gas-fired plants for a value of over 5 billion euros.
Llonch has a master's degree in Aerospace Engineering obtained at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace (Sup’Aéro) and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) at INSEAD.