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Rockwell CEO Blake Moret named chairman


September 7, 2017
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Sept. 7, 2017 – Rockwell Automation has announced that its board of directors has elected president and CEO Blake D. Moret as chairman of the board effective Jan. 1, 2018.

Moret succeeds Keith D. Nosbusch, who has served as chairman since 2005 and remains a director. The company will continue to have an independent lead director.

“Since Blake became CEO and joined the board in July 2016, he has demonstrated that he is exceptionally well-qualified to lead the company and the board. Blake is a champion of the company’s high performance culture with an extraordinary ability to inspire and connect with customers, employees, partners and the leadership team,” said Donald R. Parfet, lead director. “The board is confident that this leadership structure will continue to drive the company’s success.”

Moret began his career in 1985 as a sales trainee, and subsequently served in senior positions across the organization, including international assignments in Canada and Europe. He was promoted to senior vice president of Control Products and Solutions, one of the company’s two business segments, in 2011, and to president and CEO in July 2016.