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Our management team provides the leadership Rockwell Automation requires to meet the challenges of the future.

Blake Moret , , , President and Chief Executive Officer

Blake Moret is President and Chief Executive Officer of Rockwell Automation. He assumed the role on July 1, 2016.

As CEO, Blake leads the world’s largest company focused on industrial automation and information, dedicated to making our customers more productive and the world more sustainable. He is passionate about our vision of The Connected Enterprise and is leading its acceleration through innovation and an in-depth knowledge of our customers’ business needs. Blake has proven himself to be an exceptional leader with a deep understanding of the company’s values, culture, people, technology, and customers.

In his previous role, he served five years as senior vice president of Control Products and Solutions (CP&S), one of the company’s two business segments.

Blake has 31 years of broad experience with the company including leadership roles in marketing, solutions, services, and product groups. 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.

Blake is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology, where he earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. He is currently on the National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) Board of Directors and Executive Committee, and previously served as Chair of the Board of the NAM Manufacturing Institute. Additionally, he is a member of the Business Roundtable and the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha. He is also on the Board of Trustees of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.

Kenneth Champa , , , Senior Vice President

Kenneth (Ken) Champa is a Senior Vice President at Rockwell Automation. Most recently, Ken was Senior Vice President, Control Products & Solutions (CP&S).

Ken joined Rockwell Automation in 1985 and has held a variety of finance roles of increasing responsibility with the company including; global financial management roles at headquarters, both business segments – Architecture & Software (A&S) and CP&S and our Operations & Engineering Services (OES) and Global Sales and Marketing (GSM) organizations. Prior to joining Rockwell Automation, Ken was audit manager with Peat, Marwick & Mitchell, predecessor to KPMG.

Ken holds a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana along with a master’s in Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a certified public accountant.

Sujeet Chand , , , Senior Vice President, Advanced Technology & Chief Technology Officer

Sujeet Chand, senior vice president and chief technology officer at Rockwell Automation, is responsible for leading the company's global technology strategy and technical innovation, with a focus on making a difference for customers by helping them achieve greater productivity and sustainability. Sujeet's leadership has been instrumental in driving business growth through next-generation product architecture and platforms, engineering best practices, global technology roadmaps, R&D and technical standards. He leads the company's global R&D and industrial standards development teams in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Prior to joining Rockwell Automation, Sujeet led R&D in control systems and information sciences for 12 years at Rockwell Scientific Company in Thousand Oaks, California. There he delivered innovative technology solutions to the company's commercial and defense businesses for applications such as advanced avionics, industrial automation and semiconductor production. Previously, he served as the chief operating officer for a successful start-up company.

A strategic leader and engineer with a unique perspective on technology, innovation and customer needs, Sujeet serves on a number of government, industry and higher education advisory boards. They include the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), FIRST Robotics, Wisconsin Technology Council, University of Wisconsin Foundation, and Robert W. Baird Venture Partners. He has also represented the United States as the head of a delegation to Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, a worldwide consortium on manufacturing technology.

In 1993, Sujeet was named Rockwell Engineer of the Year, the highest recognition for engineering accomplishment within the company, and in 1997, he was recognized with a Chairman's Team Award for the development of a successful product line for the company. He currently holds 15 patents, has published more than 75 technical papers in research journals and conferences, and has received a number of distinguished honors for his engineering practices and technology leadership.

Sujeet earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in electrical and computer engineering and a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Florida.

Ted Crandall , , , Senior Vice President, Control Products & Solutions

Theodore (Ted) Crandall returns to the role of senior vice president, Control Products & Solutions (CP&S). This is one of the two business segments in our company. CP&S provides intelligent motor control products, industrial components, automation solutions and support services to companies around the world. CP&S consists of four business units – Industrial Components Business (ICB), Power Control Business (PCB), Systems and Solutions Business (SSB) and Customer Support and Maintenance (CSM). Our internal Information Technology (IT) function will continue to report to Ted.

Prior to this role, Ted was chief financial officer (CFO) of Rockwell Automation, a position he held since April 2007. Previous to his role as CFO, Ted was senior vice president of the company’s Control Products and Solutions segment. His career at Rockwell Automation has spanned more than 35 years in a broad range of finance, operations and general management roles.

Ted serves on the board of directors for Rexnord Corporation and on the board of governors for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association. He is also active in the community and is a current board member and the past board chair for Junior Achievement of Wisconsin.

Ted received both his bachelor’s degree in Management Science and Economics and his master’s degree in Industrial Administration from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Patrick Goris , , , Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Patrick Goris is senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) of Rockwell Automation. His responsibilities include all aspects of financial management for the company.

Most recently, Patrick was vice president, Investor Relations and vice president, Finance of the Architecture & Software segment. He has held many roles of increasing responsibility within Finance. These include: vice president, Finance for Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A); finance leadership for EMEA, Latin America, Asia and Canada. Patrick also provided finance leadership to the Operations & Engineering Services (OES), Global Sales & Marketing (GSM), Global Process Transformation (GPT) and Information Technology (IT) organizations.

Patrick brings over 20 years of global financial management experience to his current role. He joined Rockwell Automation in 2006 as director, Finance, of the Safety, Sensing & Connectivity business. Prior to joining the company, Patrick worked with Graphic Packaging International for 10 years in roles of increasing responsibility.

Patrick earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from European University, Brussels, Belgium. He also has an MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School in Atlanta, Georgia.

Rebecca House , , , Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Rebecca (Becky) House is senior vice president, General Counsel and Secretary. Becky is responsible for leading the company’s legal affairs and compliance, contracts and negotiations, the corporate secretarial function, government affairs, environmental health and safety, information and physical security, global trade compliance, and product safety.

Previously, Becky was Assistant General Counsel, Operations & Compliance and Assistant Secretary at Harley-Davidson, Inc. During her more than six years at Harley-Davidson, she increased her scope of responsibilities in legal management and across the global business. Among her many responsibilities, she led a cross-functional team that provides counsel for global compliance, ethics, product liability, product integrity, and corporate governance. Through her tenure, she focused heavily on employee engagement as her team built strategic relationships across the company. Prior to Harley-Davidson, Becky was a partner at Foley & Lardner, LLP, a prominent law firm headquartered in Milwaukee, where she spent 12 years.

Becky serves as the Director and Board President for Sojourner Family Peace Center, the largest provider of domestic violence services in the state of Wisconsin.

Becky graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She earned her law degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Frank Kulaszewicz , , , Senior Vice President, Architecture & Software

Frank Kulaszewicz, senior vice president, Architecture & Software at Rockwell Automation is responsible for strategy development, driving global growth, and the worldwide performance of the Architecture & Software reporting segment of the company.

Architecture & Software (A&S) is an over $2.8 billion business with more than 2,000 employees. It is the leading supplier of automation control and software products in North America and is making significant inroads in the global market. Consisting of five business units, A&S provides automation control and information products to thousands of customers in hundreds of industries.

Frank has over 30 years of experience at Rockwell Automation, holding several key leadership roles in the Drive Systems, Standard Drives and Control & Visualization businesses. Most recently, Frank served as vice president and general manager, Control & Visualization Business.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from Marquette University both in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Frank is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at our global headquarters.

John McDermott , , , Senior Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing

John McDermott, senior vice president, Global Sales and Marketing at Rockwell Automation is responsible for the company's global customer experience including worldwide sales, marketing and customer care. Since assuming this role, John and his leadership team continue to maximize Rockwell Automation sales growth by matching customers’ needs to the company’s capabilities through valued relationships.

Global Sales and Marketing (GSM) is the company’s customer-facing organization, bringing together global Sales regions, Global Accounts, Channels, Marketing and Customer Care organizations.

In his 30-plus years with the company, which began when he joined Allen-Bradley in 1980, John has held many roles of increasing responsibility throughout our businesses, including vice president and general manager in the Standard Drives business and Segment responsibilities in the Motion and Information group. He has led customer-facing organizations including the North and South America Sales regions. Prior to his current role, he served as senior vice president, Global Sales and Solutions, and senior vice president, Global Manufacturing Solutions.

John earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Marquette University.

Robert "Bob" Murphy , , , Senior Vice President, Operations & Engineering Services

Bob Murphy is senior vice president, Operations and Engineering Services (OES) at Rockwell Automation, since May 1, 2016, where he is responsible for overseeing the company’s Global Supply Chain, Quality, and Engineering & Manufacturing Services functions.

Bob joined what was the Allen-Bradley Company in 1979 as a senior production technician in Highland Heights, Ohio. Most recently he served as vice president, Manufacturing Strategy & Planning and Manufacturing Operations, with responsibilities for multiple manufacturing facilities across North America. Throughout his 36 year career at Rockwell Automation, Bob has held numerous managerial roles of increasing responsibility.

Bob holds an Associate of Science degree in electronics engineering technology from Stark State College.

Susan Schmitt , , , Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Susan Schmitt, senior vice president, Human Resources at Rockwell Automation, is responsible for overseeing the company's Human Resources function for its 21,000 employees in 80 countries. As a member of the senior leadership team, she sets the strategy for the company's global Human Resources function including talent management, organization development, leadership development, employee engagement, culture change, internal communications, compensation and benefits.

Prior to joining Rockwell Automation in 2007, Schmitt worked at Kellogg Company where she held various senior leadership roles, including vice president, Human Resources, for the Morning Foods Division, a multibillion-dollar business unit. She ended her 12 years at Kellogg on assignment in the United Kingdom (UK), providing Human Resources leadership for the UK business and the European business functions. Prior to Kellogg Company, Schmitt served in a number of consulting and compensation roles with Helene Curtis, Inc., the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Managing Decisions, Inc.

Schmitt's 25+ years of experience provide her with an in-depth understanding of the Human Resources field. She is sought after as a guest speaker for her insights into helping companies build greater long-term value through leadership, talent and corporate culture. Her message is straightforward — Human Resources matters.

She has written two articles, both published in 2009 by Aspatore Books: "Improving HR Performance – Leading HR Executives on Overcoming Performance Challenges, Resolving Conflicts and Creating a Culture of Development;" and "Transforming and Improving HR's Value in the Midst of Economic Uncertainty." She also has brought creative and innovative solutions to the workforce to better enable organization and people performance.

Schmitt holds a master's degree in industrial and organizational psychology from Illinois State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and French from Albion College. She also attended the University of Grenoble, France.

Alejandro Capparelli , , , President, Latin America

Alejandro Capparelli is president of our Latin America region at Rockwell Automation and leads the commercial and selling activities in Mexico, Central and South America. He is responsible for growing market share and leading our business operations in Latin America.

Alejandro started his career with Rockwell Automation in 1997 as part of our Engineer Training Program and has held numerous roles of increasing responsibilities in our Global Sales and Marketing organization. Prior to his current role, Alejandro was director, Customer Support and Maintenance and Systems and Solutions Business, Latin America where he was responsible for employees at three Repair Centers and two Phone Support Centers. Before joining Rockwell Automation, he worked at SEW Eurodrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Alejandro holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from National University of Mar del Plata in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

Thomas Donato , , , President, Europe, Middle East & Africa

Thomas Donato is president, Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) global sales and marketing. He is responsible for sales and marketing in the region.

Thomas joined Rockwell Automation in 2004 as manager of the solutions and services business for France and Italy and subsequently held numerous roles of increasing responsibility including leading the solutions and services business in EMEA and regional sales director for the Northern EMEA Region. Most recently, he was vice president of global sales and marketing in Canada where he partnered with our businesses across global regions to grow revenue in Canada and for the North American sales region.

Thomas holds a Diplom-Ingenieur degree in automation and controls engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt, Germany, and studied at the Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland.

Joe Sousa , , , President, Asia Pacific

Joe Sousa is president, Asia Pacific at Rockwell Automation. He is responsible for executing our Growth & Performance strategy, growing market share and leading our Global Sales, Marketing and business operations in the Asia Pacific region.

Joe joined Rockwell Automation in 1988 as a sales engineer and has held numerous roles of increasing responsibility in our Global Sales and Marketing organization. Prior to his current role, Joe was president, Latin America where he was responsible for growing market share and leading our business operations in Latin America. He has also served as regional vice president, Western Region; district manager for the Northeast District and New England branch manager.

In his time with Rockwell Automation, Joe excels at building high-performance teams, developing leaders and driving sales execution.

Joe holds both a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. He is located in Hong Kong at our Asia Pacific Headquarters.

Lee Tschanz , , , Vice President, North America Sales

Lee Tschanz, vice president, North America Sales, Global Sales and Marketing at Rockwell Automation provides leadership and strategic direction for the sales force in the North America region. He is responsible for driving the North American Accelerated Growth Sales Model, current growth initiative performance while positioning the sales organization for future accelerated growth and improved sales force effectiveness.

Global Sales and Marketing (GSM) is the company's customer-facing organization, bringing together global Sales regions, Channels and Marketing, Customer Care, Customer Experience, Sales Operations and focused selling resources for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), Global Accounts, and Oil and Gas.

With more than 30 years of experiences and a diverse background in the automation and control industry, Lee brings a wealth of expertise to his current role. He originally joined the sales organization at Rockwell Automation in 1993. He has since held numerous positions of increasing responsibility and leadership, including regional vice president, Western region; district manager, Milwaukee; regional channel manager; industry account manager; and senior account sales engineer.

Prior to joining the company, Lee held a variety of roles ranging from product development engineering, product maintenance engineering and manufacturing support engineering, as well as engineering management roles at industry-leading companies such as Honeywell, Square D and Allen-Bradley. In 1983, he was awarded a patent for a coil assembly apparatus for an IEC contactor at Square D.

Lee holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from University of Wisconsin-Platteville and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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