Phoenix Contact appoints GM for Canada
Phoenix Contact Canada has appointed Roger Hallett to the position of general manager, taking on leadership for the German-based firm’s Canadian operations.
Prior to joining Phoenix Contact, Hallett held a series of senior management roles with Festo, Siemens and ABB. Originally from the UK, Hallett’s international career has involved living and working in Germany, South East Asia, and Japan. After a 5-year posting in Japan, in 2002 he relocated to Canada and after some years decided to settle there. He became a Canadian citizen in 2007.
Hallett studied electrical engineering at Worcester Technical College in the UK. He completed a 4-year engineering apprenticeship program with a UK electrical engineering company as the basis for a career in automation and controls. 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.