Rockwell Automation names new leaders for its operating segments
February 7, 2011 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
The board of directors of Rockwell Automation, Inc. has elected new corporate officers to lead the company’s two operating segments, effective April 1, 2011. Blake Moret is being promoted to senior vice-president of the Control Products and Solutions (CP&S) segment. Frank Kulaszewicz is being promoted to senior vice-president of the Architecture and Software (A&S) segment. Both positions will report to Keith Nosbusch, chairman and CEO of Rockwell Automation.
"In anticipation that our business will continue to grow more quickly outside the United States – with our fastest growth coming from the Asia-Pacific region – Frank will be based in Singapore and will run the A&S segment from there," Nosbusch added. "As we continue to grow our people, our teams, our partners and our business in Asia-Pacific, we must ensure we are building our leadership capability and strengthening our cross-cultural competency."
For the last three years, Kulaszewicz has served as vice-president and general manager, Control and Visualization Business within A&S. He has worked at Rockwell Automation for more than 25 years and has held several key leadership roles in the drive systems and standard drives businesses.
Since late 2007, Moret has served as vice-president and general manager, Customer Support and Maintenance in CP&S. He has broad global experience working across the company in sales, services and product groups for more than 25 years. He also brings a global mindset to the senior leadership team, having served in roles in Europe and Canada.
In other company news, Steve Eisenbrown is being appointed senior vice-president, Strategic Development, responsible for global business development, alignment of strategic investments and initiatives, as well as the company’s multi-year global business process transformation project. He has been with the company for more than 35 years, most recently as senior vice-president, Architecture and Software.
Bob Ruff, most recently senior vice-president, CP&S, is being appointed president of the company’s Asia-Pacific Region. Ruff has been with the company for 35 years.