Global network infrastructure specialist The Siemon Company announced that Henry Siemon is the company’s new President and CEO, effective January 1. He succeeds Carl Siemon, who had served as President and CEO since 1982, and will continue to serve on the Board of Directors and a strategic advisor to the new CEO and leadership team. Henry Siemon becomes the fifth CEO in Siemon’s 118-year history and establishes a fifth generation of family leadership.
Since joining Siemon in 2017, Henry Siemon has served as Global Director of Supply Chain focused on initiatives to improve the company’s operational capabilities across 150 countries. Henry earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to joining Siemon, Henry worked for Apple Inc. where he joined the Global Supply Chain Strategy team before leading Reseller Operations teams for various products. Before Apple, Henry worked for Deloitte Consulting, advising clients on organizational and operations strategy.
“I am pleased and proud to welcome Henry as Siemon’s next President,” said Carl Siemon. “We are fortunate to have a fifth generation Siemon family member willing and able to chart a clear course and steer the company into the future. Having seen Henry in action under fire this year creatively solving problems caused by the global pandemic has validated the soundness of the succession planning decision our board made two years ago.
“The company will be in good hands, and I look forward to going where Henry leads us,” he said.
The Siemon Company was founded in 1903 as the Siemon Hard Rubber company, but it soon diversified into supplying AT&T in the newly established telecommunications market with its 3-pole connecting block product. It has been a leader in the design of IT infrastructure and structured cabling solutions for data centers, LANs and intelligent buildings.
Henry Siemon acknowledged the contributions of Carl Siemon over nearly 4 decades as CEO.
“Carl and I often talk about stewardship, and how important it is in a family business for the chief executive to also be chief caretaker and to always be mindful of our responsibility to continuously improve and to have fun along the way,” said Henry Siemon. “Each of my predecessors has left their own lasting mark on Siemon’s success, but perhaps none so much as Carl. During his time as CEO, Siemon has evolved from a US manufacturer into a leading global solution provider that is well-positioned for continued growth and innovation. I am fortunate to take the reins of such a healthy organization and look forward to serving our company, customers, and partners in the years ahead.”