Fluid Power Journal

Danfoss Names Division President


Danfoss Power Solutions, a global supplier of mobile and industrial hydraulics and electric powertrain systems, recently appointed Ines E. Sira as president of its fluid conveyance division.

Based at the company’s U.S. campus in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Sira will be a key member of the Power Solutions leadership team and reports directly to Eric Alström, president of Danfoss Power Solutions.

Sira has a strong background in business strategy development and operational execution, with many years of experience in accelerating growth in developed and emerging markets. Her expertise in merger and acquisition integrations will be an immense benefit to Danfoss.

Sira takes over for Chris Schadewald, who was interim president of fluid conveyance for the last five months, in addition to his role as vice president of the rubber hydraulic hose and fittings business unit.

Sira joins Danfoss from Wesco Distribution, where she held the position of vice president and general manager, global safety business. At Wesco, Sira was responsible for the strategic direction and operational execution of the business across the company’s three business units, as well as the integration of three acquisitions into an enterprise-level strategy. She also drove initiatives to increase business profitability and end-market penetration. Prior to her role at Wesco, Sira spent nearly 20 years at 3M, where she held various leadership positions.

Sira holds a master’s in marketing and finance from the University of Minnesota, a master’s in administration of nonprofit organizations from New York University, and a bachelor’s in marketing and journalism from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Caracas, Venezuela.

For more information, visit www.danfoss.com.

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