The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) recently voted for Raj Batra, president of Digital Factory for Siemens USA, to serve on the Board of Governors during its recent annual meeting in San Diego.
Batra will serve a two-year term expiring in 2016. The Digital Factory division of Siemens offers a comprehensive portfolio of seamlessly integrated hardware, software and technology-based services in order to support manufacturing companies worldwide in enhancing the flexibility and efficiency of their manufacturing processes and reducing the time to market of their products.
“We are pleased to have Raj Batra join the NEMA Board of Governors and work with other leaders in the electroindustry during a period of exciting opportunities,” said Kevin J. Cosgriff, NEMA president and CEO. “His experience and insights will contribute greatly in the months and years ahead.”
Joining Siemens in 1993, Batra has held a variety of high-level management and sales positions including president of industry automation, vice president and general manager of automation and motion division, and director of automotive and aerospace businesses. Prior to Siemens, Batra worked as a sales engineer and product manager developing automation solutions for discrete manufacturing and process industries. Batra earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University in Michigan and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.
NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Rosslyn, Virginia. It's nearly 400 member companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical diagnostic imaging systems. Total U.S. shipments for electroindustry products exceed $100 billion annually.