Robert Hardt serves as the President and CEO of Siemens Canada. Mr. Hardt is responsible for the overall strategic management, direction and leadership for all activities in Canada.
Mr. Hardt is a proven and dedicated leader with a successful history at Siemens. Prior to being appointed President and CEO in January 2012, he held several senior management positions within Siemens Canada since joining in 2007. Mr. Hardt is an electrical engineer and began his career with Siemens AG Germany in 1988. Early in his career he was a project engineer and project manager and led several engineering and project management teams for large industrial projects. Prior coming to Canada, Mr. Hardt was responsible for the global Mining business and later for the global Air Cargo Logistics business, at Siemens’ headquarters in Germany.
Mr. Hardt is a seasoned engineering expert and is a regular contributor on the manufacturing and technology dialogue in national media and through speaking engagements. He is passionate about fostering the engineering profession and skills education in Canada by building strong collaboration networks between industry and educational institutions.
Mr. Hardt is Chair of the Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CGCIC). He is also an active member of the Business Council of Canada (formerly Canadian Council of Chief Executives), The Learning Partnership, International Chief Executives in Canada (Conference Board of Canada) and is on the Advisory Council, Manufacturing, for the Canadian Manufactures & Exporters (CME).
For more than 100 years Siemens Canada has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality and reliability. Siemens technology in the fields of electrification, automation and digitalization helps make real what matters to Canadians. From the Atlantic to Pacific oceans, more than 4,800 employees in Canada work together to deliver solutions for sustainable energy, intelligent infrastructure, healthcare, and the future of manufacturing. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions and automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a foremost provider of medical imaging equipment and a leader in laboratory diagnostics. Sales for Siemens Canada in fiscal 2015 (ended September 30), were $3.0 billion CAD. The company has 46 offices and 15 production facilities across Canada. Further information is available at www.siemens.ca.