ABB, a global leader in power and automation technologies, has appointed Chris Shigas as U.S. director of media relations. Shigas will be based in ABB’s headquarters in Cary. He joins ABB from Raleigh public relations agency French/West/Vaughan where he was a senior vice president working in media relations, corporate communication and crisis communication.
“Chris’ expertise in building media relations programs will be a valuable addition to the U.S. team and help the market understand ABB’s next-level strategy,” Mary Flieller, ABB’s vice president of corporate communications, said in a statement. “ABB is experiencing profound growth in the United States. We have invested more than $10.5 billion in recent years to expand our American portfolio and manufacturing footprint. Chris serves an important role in telling the ABB story to North America.”
The ABB Group of companies operates in about 100 countries and employs about 135,000.