Rockwell Automation Names Blake D. Moret CEO

“We are delighted he will build on the company’s many accomplishments under Keith’s direction and propel our vision of The Connected Enterprise to the next level,” Donald R. Parfet, Lead Director, said in a company statement.

Moret has 30 years of experience in sales and business management roles in product, services, and solutions businesses acrossRockwell Automation. He began his career in 1985 as a sales trainee, and subsequently served in senior positions across the organization, including international assignments in Europe and Canada. In 2011, he was named senior vice president of Control Products & Solutions, one of the Company’s two business segments, with FY15 sales of $3.6 billion.

Moret has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has served as Chair of the Board of the Manufacturing Institute of the National Association of Manufacturers. Additionally, he is a member of the Board of Directors for the Milwaukee-based Urban Ecology Center, the Board of Directors of the United Way of Greater Milwaukee, and the Advisory Board of the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Rockwell Automation and its talented employees into an exciting future,” Moret said in a company statement. “We have a deep management team, unmatched technology solutions, domain expertise across a broad range of industries, and enduring customer relationships around the world. We are committed to continue to deliver customer and shareowner value in the years ahead.”

Nosbusch will remain chairman.

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