Phoenix Contact appoints new Canadian GM
July 11, 2019
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Phoenix Contact Canada has announced that Roger Hallett has accepted the position of General Manager for their Canadian operations.
Hallett has significant expertise in business development and marketing, “Not only in North America, but also in International markets, while significantly improving corporate performance and profitability,” states the press release. “We are certain that Roger’s diverse experience and leadership proficiency will be an important factor in the continued growth and success of Phoenix Contact Canada.”
Prior to joining Phoenix Contact, Hallett held a series of senior management roles with Festo, Siemens and ABB. Originally from the UK, his international career has involved living and working in Germany, South East Asia, and Japan. After a five-year posting in Japan, in 2002 Hallett relocated to Canada and after some years decided to settle here, becoming a Canadian citizen in 2007.
Hallett studied Electrical Engineering at Worcester Technical College in the UK, and completed a four-year engineering apprenticeship program with a UK electrical engineering company as the basis for a career in automation and controls.