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Laurent Vernerey : Executive Vice-President, IT Business

Laurent Vernerey

Executive Vice-President, IT Business

Date of birth: 15/04/1960
Married, 3 children



MBA (DUKE University, Fuqua School, USA) BS, BS, Finance and Marketing (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, France)

Professional experience

Laurent Vernerey is President and CEO of APC by Schneider Electric, a $3 billion (2.4€ billion) global provider of Critical Power & Cooling Services with 12,000 employees worldwide. APC-MGE was formed in 2007, when Schneider Electric acquired APC and combined its industry leadership with that of MGE UPS SYSTEMS.
Before joining Schneider Electric, Laurent worked with IBM France as a Sales Engineer. Laurent has been associated with Schneider Electric and its products since 1985, when he joined the firm through its acquisition of Telemecanique. He spent three years at Schneider Electric in France as Director, Information Systems. He then moved to Square D where he worked for six years, holding several senior management positions including Plant Manager.
Later, he held positions at several key Schneider Electric businesses including Merlin Gerin and Square D USA. His experience encompasses a wide range of senior management responsibilities in fields including information systems, distribution, administration, sales, purchasing, customer service and manufacturing.
From July 2003 until assuming the position of APC by Schneider Electric, Laurent served as Managing Director of Schneider Electric's Pacific Zone. Laurent took this role after three years with Schneider Electric's parent company in France, most recently as Senior Vice President, Manufacturing & Logistics. Prior to this position, he was Vice President, Low Voltage Power Activity (ABT).



An environment of high vision, high teamwork, and high fun; family activities and traditions, basketball and rugby, staying fit, live music and movies


Dishonesty and waste


People who inspire others to accomplish great things

Favourite quotation:

"You make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give." Sir Winston Churchill

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