May 29, 2014 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
May 29, 2014 – Effective April 1, 2014, Omron Corporation expanded the executive roles for Nigel Blakeway, appointing him as CEO of Omron Electronics LLC Industrial Automation Company for the Americas.
This new role is in addition to his responsibilities as Omron Corporation executive officer, and chairman, president and CEO of Omron Management Center of America. The change positions Blakeway to guide sales activity in the Americas, Omron’s region of steadiest growth, in the flagship Industrial Automation business unit, which contributes 38 per cent in annual sales.
“The key to our future success in the Americas and what will help the Industrial Automation business achieve its growth target of 50 per cent of corporate revenue is our drive to diversify our customer base, support regional differences in product, and application of expertise in local machinery design conventions,” explained Blakeway. “Also of high importance is to personify Omron’s ability as a complete solution provider who delivers excellent performance to our customers. This more intimate and global approach comes out of my experiences working with Omron’s Electronics Components business in a wide range of sales and management roles, in locations throughout Europe, Asia and the Americas.”
Blakeway adds, “I make frequent visits to our sales offices, providing encouragement and gentle direction as needed, so everyone becomes familiar with my face and voice. Omron employees know that I am not some stranger sending messages from afar. That familiarity allows me to clearly articulate how we will achieve the Industrial Automation business’ vision: ‘Bring innovation to manufacturing and enrich the lives of people around the world.’”