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 to 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
Manufacturers & Exporters (CME).