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March 31, 2023 Earnings: Rockwell Automation Fiscal 2023 First Quarter Results
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Our Board of Directors oversees our operations, in accordance with our by-laws.

Blake D. Moret , , , Chairman and CEO

Director Since 2016

Blake Moret is Chairman and CEO of Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation. As CEO, Blake is dedicated to delivering the company’s strategy to bring the Connected Enterprise to life. Under his leadership, Rockwell Automation integrates control and information to help make industrial companies and their people more productive and the world more sustainable. Blake is accelerating the Rockwell Automation strategy by focusing on understanding customer needs and their best opportunities for productivity, combining our technology and domain expertise to deliver positive business outcomes, and simplifying our customers’ experience. Key to this strategy is Rockwell’s culture, the foundation for the company’s accelerated profitable growth.

Joining Rockwell Automation in 1985 as a sales trainee, Blake has built his career with the company and has held leadership positions in many areas of the business, including international assignments in Europe and Canada. In his previous role, Blake served as Senior Vice President of Control Products and Solutions, one of the company’s two previous business segments. Blake became CEO on July 1, 2016 and was elected Chairman of the Board effective January 1, 2018. He is passionate about workforce development and creating a diverse worldwide team of employees that can and want to do their best work.

Blake serves on the PTC, Inc. Board of Directors, the Executive Committee of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), and is a member of the Business Roundtable. He also serves on the board of the Advanced Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) and the Georgia Tech Advisory Board.

Blake is Chairman of the Rockwell Automation Charitable Corporation and is on the boards of FIRST Robotics, the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha, and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee.

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Blake graduated from Georgia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He and his wife Cheryl have four children.

William P. Gipson , , , Retired President Enterprise Packaging Transformation and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, The Procter & Gamble Company

Director Since 2020

Mr. Gipson served as President Enterprise Packaging Transformation and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer of Procter & Gamble from 2017 until his retirement in 2019. He joined Procter & Gamble in 1985 and held management positions of increasing responsibility including serving as Senior Vice President of Research and Development, Asia Innovation Centers in Singapore, Japan, and China from 2015 to 2017, and beauty Care Sector Senior Vice President for R & D from 2011 to 2015. Mr. Gipson serves as a director of ManpowerGroup where he serves on the People, Culture and Compensation committee. He also serves on several not-for-profit Boards, including CityLink and University of Alabama STEM Pathway to an MBA and previously served on the Boards of the Executive Leadership Council, The United Negro College Fund, and The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering.

Mr. Gipson brings extensive leadership, innovation, business transformation and global business experience to the Board. He leverages his experience as a former top executive for a global public company to guide the Company in the areas of product, packaging, and process innovation and market expansion. He also concurrently served as Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for eight years until his retirement, which adds robust and knowledgeable experiences to draw from in the Board’s role in oversight of company culture and diversity and inclusion initiatives. Mr. Gipson has international management experiences having served in leadership roles in South America and Singapore supporting Procter & Gamble’s business in each region, in particular creating a half billion dollar business for a product new to South America. Mr. Gipson received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Alabama.

Alice L. Jolla , , , Chief Accounting Officer and CVP, Corporate Finance and Services, Microsoft Corporation

Director Since 2023

Alice L. Jolla is the Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Vice President, Corporate Finance and Services at Microsoft Corporation. Before joining Microsoft Corporation in 2007, Jolla completed a two-year industry fellowship with the Financial Accounting Standards Board. She has a wealth of industry experience from various accounting and finance positions within Microsoft Corporation, Dow Chemical Company, and Union Carbide Corporation. She serves as an advisor or director of several professional and civic organizations.

Ms. Jolla brings to our Board extensive expertise in financial processes, including those specific to SaaS business models, leading world-class, diverse global teams, and risk management. In her role, Ms. Jolla oversees teams responsible for corporate accounting, financial reporting, shared services, business intelligence, controls and compliance, and LinkedIn and Nuance controllership. Ms. Jolla’s previous experience serving as the Microsoft Corporate Controller responsible for the Corporate Accounting function gives her critical insight into public company financials, financial reporting, and internal controls. Her leadership, financial experience, commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion further strengthen the Board’s governance capacity. Ms. Jolla holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Louisiana State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Charleston.

Steven R. Kalmanson , , , Retired Executive Vice President, Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Director Since 2011

Mr. Kalmanson joined Kimberly-Clark Corporation in 1977 and held various marketing and business management positions within the consumer products businesses. He was appointed President, Adult Care in 1990, President, Child Care in 1992, President, Family Care in 1994, Group President of the Consumer Tissue segment in 1996, Group President-North Atlantic Personal Care in 2004 and Group President-North Atlantic Consumer Products in 2005 until his retirement as Executive Vice President in 2008. Mr. Kalmanson was president and sole owner of Maxair, Inc., an aviation services company, from 1988 to 2011.

Mr. Kalmanson brings extensive marketing, business and executive management experience to the Board having served in various officer positions for Kimberly-Clark, a global public company. Throughout his career, he successfully initiated and managed change to assist in the transformation of Kimberly-Clark from a pulp and paper company to a globally-recognized consumer package goods conglomerate marketing some of the most recognized brands in the world. In addition to his U.S. experience, he has international management experience through his responsibilities for Kimberly-Clark’s European and Canadian businesses and sales organizations, global procurement and supply chain organizations and marketing research and services organizations. He successfully innovated, restaged and grew Kimberly-Clark’s global consumer brands and businesses. He has experience leading mergers and acquisitions, organizational restructurings and facility closures and divestitures. He also has experience in sustainability through his responsibilities for developing conservation plans and strategies to reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing activities. During his tenure, Mr. Kalmanson was also responsible for developing and executing management recruitment, development and succession plans for his business units. In addition, he owned and operated his own aviation services business from 1988 until 2011, which gives him insights into economic, operational, regulatory and other challenges faced by the Company. Mr. Kalmanson received his Bachelor degree in Commerce and holds an M.B.A. from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

James P. Keane , , , Retired President & Chief Executive Officer, Steelcase

Director Since 2011

Mr. Keane served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Steelcase Inc. from March 2014 to October 2021. He held several leadership roles after joining Steelcase in 1997. He served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2001 through 2006. He was named President of the Steelcase Group in 2006, where he had responsibility for the sales, marketing, and product-development activities of certain brands–primarily in North America. In 2011, he assumed leadership of the Steelcase brand across the Americas and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. From November 2012 to April 2013, he served as Chief Operating Officer, responsible for the design, engineering and development, manufacturing, sales, and distribution of all brands in all countries for Steelcase. From April 2013 to March 2014, Mr. Keane served as President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Keane served as Vice Chair of Steelcase from October 2021 until January 2022 and as a director from April 2013 until his retirement in January 2022. He also serves as a director or trustee of a number of civic and charitable organizations.

As retired President, Chief Executive Officer and retired Vice Chair of the board of a global public company, Mr. Keane brings significant business experience and knowledge to the Board. Through his executive roles at Steelcase, he has extensive leadership experience and a comprehensive understanding of business operations, processes, and strategy, as well as risk management, sales, marketing, and product development. In addition, he has a high level of financial literacy and accounting experience, having served as CFO of Steelcase. His understanding of financial statements, accounting principles, internal controls, and audit committee functions provides the Board with expertise in addressing the complex financial issues that the Company manages. Mr. Keane received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois and holds a master’s degree in management from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Pam Murphy , , , Chief Executive Officer, Imperva, Inc.

Director Since 2019

Ms. Murphy is Chief Executive Officer for Imperva, Inc. Before assuming her current role, she served as Chief Operating Officer of Infor, Inc., having joined the company in 2010. Prior to Infor, Ms. Murphy spent 11 years at Oracle Corporation, with responsibility for global sales operations, consulting operations in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, and field finance for Oracle’s global business units. Before Oracle, she provided strategy, direction and counsel to clients at Andersen Consulting and Arthur Andersen. Ms. Murphy has been a director of MeridianLink, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for financial institutions since July 2021, where she serves on the Audit Committee.

As Chief Executive Officer of Imperva, Ms. Murphy brings strong leadership and operational experience to the Board. She has extensive technology, business development and strategy, global business, and finance experience. This expertise and Ms. Murphy's strong executive leadership and risk management skills were gained in her current role and in previous roles as Chief Operating Officer of Infor, Inc., a global leader in business cloud software products (2011-2019), Senior Vice President, Corporate Operations of Infor (2010-2011), and as Oracle's Vice President, Finance & Operations (2007-2010) and Consulting Operations for Europe (2000-2007). Her background and expertise in leading technology companies includes a wide range of responsibilities for global operational and financial functions, which aids in the provision of Board oversight in these areas. Ms. Murphy's experience with leading and building teams to sell to the manufacturing industry, go-to-market solutions, and leading sales and marketing functions brings additional depth to her role on the Board.

Ms. Murphy is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance from the University of Cork, Ireland.

Donald R. Parfet , , , Managing Director, Apjohn Group, LLC

Director Since 2008

Mr. Parfet has served as Managing Director of Apjohn Group since 2001. Before that, he served as Senior Vice President of Pharmacia Corporation (pharmaceuticals). Mr. Parfet is a director of Kelly Services, Inc. and Masco Corporation and serves as a director or trustee of a number of business, civic and charitable organizations.

Mr. Parfet brings extensive finance and industry experience to the Board. He has served as General Partner of Apjohn Ventures Fund, a venture capital fund, since 2003. In this role, he is an active investor in early stage pharmaceutical companies, which requires evaluating financial and development risk associated with emerging medicines. During his years at The Upjohn Company and its successor Pharmacia & Upjohn, he had extensive financial and corporate staff management responsibilities and ultimately senior operational responsibilities for multiple global business units. He is experienced in leading strategic planning, risk assessment, human resource planning and financial planning and control as well as the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, chemicals and research instruments. Mr. Parfet has board oversight and corporate governance experience from his current service as non-executive Chairman of Kelly Services, Inc. and as a director of Masco Corporation, where he serves on the Nominating and Governance and Compensation and Talent Committees. Mr. Parfet received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Arizona and holds an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Lisa A. Payne , , , Former Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer, Taubman Centers, Inc.

Director Since 2015

Ms. Payne served as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Taubman Centers, Inc. from 2005 to 2016. She joined Taubman in 1997, serving as the Executive Vice President and the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of Taubman from 1997 to 2005. Before joining Taubman, she was an investment banker with Goldman Sachs & Co. from 1987 to 1997. Ms. Payne also served as Chairman of the Board of Soave Enterprises LLC and President of Soave Real Estate Group (property management) from 2016 to 2017. Ms. Payne served as a director of Taubman from 1997 until March 2016 and J.C. Penney, Inc. from 2016 until December 2020. She is a director of Masco Corporation, where she serves on the Audit (Chair) and Organization & Compensation Committees. Ms. Payne is also a director of Leaf Home Solutions, where she serves as Chair of the Audit Committee. She is a former trustee of Munder Series Trust and Munder Series Trust II, open-end management investment companies. She also serves as a director or trustee of several educational and charitable organizations.

Ms. Payne brings strong leadership, operational and finance experience to our Board. During her tenure at Taubman, she led the Company through key operational and strategic initiatives. Her executive experience and leadership roles give her critical insights into company operations, growth, strategy, competition, compensation plans, employee engagement, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and information technology that assists our Board in its oversight function. Her past experience as a CFO and investment banker provide the Board with financial, accounting and corporate finance expertise. She has a high level of financial literacy and accounting experience that provides the Board with expertise in understanding and overseeing financial reporting and internal controls. In addition, her board and board committee experience at Taubman, Masco and J.C. Penney give her significant insight as to governance, compensation, risk management and compliance-related matters of public companies. Ms. Payne holds an M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business Administration, Duke University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Elizabethtown College.

Tom Rosamilia , , , Senior Vice President and Senior Advisor, IBM

Director Since 2016

Tom Rosamilia is Senior Vice President and Senior Advisor of IBM. Mr. Rosamilia was previously responsible for IBM's product design and investment strategy, expert labs, global software product development, marketing and field operations across the company's vast software portfolio and was responsible for IBM-wide missions for cybersecurity and corporate environmental affairs. In addition, he was responsible for ensuring operational synergies across the breadth of IBM to drive value and growth in the North America market.

He joined IBM in 1983 as a software developer and has held a series of leadership positions, including Chairman, IBM North America, General Manager of IBM’s WebSphere software division, General Manager of IBM Systems and Technology Group, Vice President of IBM Corporate Strategy, Senior Vice President of IBM Systems and Technology Group and IBM Integrated Supply Chain, and most recently as Senior Vice President, IBM Systems. In November 2015, he was appointed Economic Advisor to the Governor of Guangdong Province of the People’s Republic of China. Mr. Rosamilia led the global IBM Systems business and acted as a local representative of IBM Corporate Headquarters in Beijing, China from 2017 to 2018.

Mr. Rosamilia brings a high level of technological, strategic, and global business experience to the Board. Through his leadership experience at IBM, he has a deep understanding of technology development, operations, risk management, cybersecurity, sustainability, and strategy. He led IBM’s semiconductor, servers, storage, and system software business; all of IBM’s supply chain; and IBM’s Global Business Partners organization. During that time, he oversaw the transformation of IBM’s Systems & Technology Group business to better address clients’ higher-value, data-driven IT requirements, which included making major investments in strategic businesses and initiatives while exiting businesses that were not aligned with client demands. In 2013, Mr. Rosamilia helped to lead the creation of the OpenPOWER Foundation, a collaboration around open server product design and development. Mr. Rosamilia has also overseen the divestiture of IBM’s global semiconductor manufacturing business and the divestiture of IBM’s x86 server business. As General Manager of IBM Systems & Technology Group’s System z and Power Systems, he was responsible for all facets of both businesses, including strategy, marketing, sales, operations, technology development, and overall financial performance. Mr. Rosamilia received his Bachelor of Science degree, with majors in computer science and economics, from Cornell University. He also completed the IBM Strategic Leadership Forum at Harvard Business School.

Robert Soderbery , , , Executive Vice President and General Manager, Flash Business

Director Since 2022

Robert Soderbery is Executive Vice President and General Manager, Flash Business for Western Digital Corporation where he is responsible for all aspects of the $11B flash memory business. In this role he is responsible for all aspects of the flash memory business, including all portfolio strategy, product development and business results, and engineering and product management teams. Western Digital serves cloud, client computing and consumer market segments, where Rob is directly engaged with the world’s largest cloud providers, enterprise OEM’s and SanDisk branded consumer channels.

Prior to joining Western Digital, Mr. Soderbery served as president of UpLift, Inc., a fintech company, from 2017 until 2021, where he was responsible for all business, engineering, and operations functions. Mr. Soderbery previously served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Products and Solutions, and in other senior leadership roles at Cisco Systems.

Mr. Soderbery brings strong technology, business development, global business and operational experience to the Board. His experience in previous roles leading technology companies includes building cloud-based platforms, IoT software and hardware solutions, engagement with global customers, manufacturers and suppliers, and leadership of global innovation teams. Mr. Soderbery's extensive technology experience provides a breadth of knowledge to draw from in the Board's role of oversight of the Company's innovation, technology roadmap, and product portfolio. He also brings great depth of knowledge in the review of technology acquisitions, which strengthens the Board's ability to provide such oversight.

Mr. Soderbery received his Master of Science in computer science from Stanford University and Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology.

Patricia A. Watson , , , Chief Information Officer, NCR Corporation

Director Since 2017

Ms. Watson serves as Chief Information Officer at NCR Corporation where she leads the company’s information and technology team and technology leadership council. She previously held the role of President, Cloud Collaboration from September 2020 until June 2022 at Intrado Corporation and Co-President, Enterprise Collaboration upon joining the company in January 2020 until September 2020. Ms. Watson is the former Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Total System Services (TSYS) (financial services), a role she held from 2015 until 2019 when Global Payments, Inc. acquired TSYS. Before joining TSYS, she served as Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer for The Brink’s Company. Previously Ms. Watson worked with Bank of America for more than 14 years in technology positions of increasing responsibility, and spent 10 years in the United States Air Force as executive staff officer, flight commander and director of operations. She is a director of USAA Federal Savings Bank where she serves on the Member and Technology, Finance and Audit, and Nominating and Governance Committees. She also served as a director for Texas Capital Bancshares from 2016 to 2020.

Ms. Watson brings extensive technology and executive experience to the Board. She has strong strategic leadership, business, financial oversight, and technical skills. As President of Intrado’s enterprise collaboration business, she was responsible for delivering Unified Collaboration as a Service (Ucaas) for enterprise and mid-market clients leveraging cloud-based technologies. She has experience setting company enterprise technology strategy to enable future global growth. Her background and expertise in information technology and cyber security give her critical insights into new technologies, business models, risk identification and management, and talent and strategy. She has valuable experience and knowledge in the areas of audit and control and compliance. Ms. Watson holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from St. Mary’s College at Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from the University of Dayton.

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