APC Appoints Robert McKernan President, North America

August 19, 2008 by Jeff Shepard

APC by Schneider Electric, announced the appointment of Robert McKernan to Senior Vice President and President, North America. In this new position, McKernan is responsible for ensuring the North America region remains focused on customers and partners by developing customer-oriented processes, driving the delivery of innovative, energy efficient solutions in the data center, and developing successful relationships as part of Schneider Electric. McKernan previously held the position of Vice President, North American Channels for APC.

"Rob has done a tremendous job driving profitable growth, expanding APC’s market share and improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the North America region," said Laurent Vernerey, APC’s President and Chief Executive Officer. "In this new role, we will look to Rob to execute a distinct strategy in North America, while fully leveraging our opportunity as part of Schneider Electric."

McKernan has more than 15 years of sales and marketing experience in channel and end user sales. McKernan first joined APC in 1994 serving in various inside sales, outside sales, and management positions within the sales organization. He left APC in 2002, to become Vice President of Sales for Philips Business Solutions. McKernan rejoined APC in July of 2006. Prior to his current role as President, North America he held the position of Vice President, North American Channels for APC responsible for the development of go-to-market strategy, sales, and marketing to APC’s 10,000 partners.