December 9, 2022
Boston-based Schneider Electric has hired Robert (Bobby) Cain as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for its North America region.
As the newly appointed regional CIO, Cain will be tasked with driving digital transformation and IT landscape evolution to support Schneider Electric’s North America operations and business growth. His responsibilities will include ensuring the realization of strategic transformation initiatives around supply chain resiliency, simplified finance, and a best-in-class employee experience in close partnership with the North America Operations leadership team.
“This role is crucial in our continued efforts to transform our digital technology and business landscape to better serve customers, partners and employees,” said Aamir Paul, President of Schneider Electric North America. “Bobby brings the right balance of leadership and expertise to guide us in our ambitious digital journey.”
“It is truly an honor to take this role and become a partner for the North America region on the precipice of a bold digital transformation,” Cain added. “Our IT organization in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico is uniquely positioned to support the multi-faceted needs of the business and deliver strong results for our stakeholders.”
In his previous role as Business Transformation VP for North America, Cain led a comprehensive transformation strategy in alignment with business priorities by leveraging modern technology to expand margin, drive customer value, and increase employee engagement.
Cain joined Schneider Electric in 2014 as VP/National Sales Force, where he led a $1B sales region. He routinely delivered growth in orders and sales, while gaining share and reducing costs in both mature and emerging markets. Prior to joining Schneider Electric, Cain spent 11 years at GE in various commercial leadership roles. Alongside his 22 years of demonstrated commercial success, Cain brings two decades of military and leadership experience as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army.