President, Energy Management
Kevin Yates leads the Energy Management Division for Siemens in the U.S. and Canada. In this role, he leads operational and commercial activities for Siemens’ complete power distribution portfolio — from utility transmission through to end-user distributions. His portfolio is comprised of six business units: Transmission Solutions, High Voltage Products, Digital Grid, Transformers, Medium Voltage & Systems, and Low Voltage & Products.
The Energy Management Division is one of the leading global suppliers of products, systems, solutions, and services for the economical, reliable, and intelligent transmission and distribution of electrical power. The portfolio includes products and systems for the low-voltage and distribution power grid level, smart grid solutions and high-voltage transmission systems.
Yates has held a wide variety of high-level management positions within Siemens, both at the manufacturing and operations level, as well as executive management positions. He began his career at Siemens as a manufacturing manager in the Residential Products Division with responsibility for overall manufacturing operations and cost management. Yates also served as Factory Manager for two years at the Siemens manufacturing location in Spartanburg, SC. He has since held executive management positions of increasing responsibility including Vice President of the Residential Products Division, Vice President for the Low Voltage Distribution Business Unit and President of the Low & Medium Voltage Power Distribution Division.
Bachelor of Industrial Engineering, Clemson University
Master of Engineering Management, University of Tennessee
Professional Memberships and Activities
Yates serves as a Board Member of the Electrical Safety Foundation International, an organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety in the home, school and workplace. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Children’s Restoration Network, a non-profit organization supporting under-privileged children in the Atlanta area. Yates recently began serving on the Board of Advisors for the Metro Atlanta Chamber.