Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Rockwell Automation names Karen Keegans as SVP human resources

January 7, 2019
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Karen Keegans

January 7, 2019 – Karen Keegans has joined Rockwell Automation as senior vice-president, human resources, reporting to Blake Moret, chairman and CEO.

The company says Keegans will provide strategic vision, operational excellence, change leadership and development and implementation of the company’s people programs, and lead cultural transformation for Rockwell Automation to support its delivery of the Connected Enterprise.

“We strive to be a place where everyone can and wants to do their best work, and I’m confident that with Karen’s leadership, we will make great strides on this journey,” says Moret.

Keegans brings extensive global human resources and high-tech industry experience to Rockwell Automation. Most recently, she was chief human resources officer at Pentair and previously held several senior leadership roles at Praxair and Monsanto. At these large, public companies, she led culture change and successfully navigated organizations through complex partnerships, acquisitions and divestitures. She successfully led the strategy for employee engagement, recruiting and development of employees and leaders.


Keegans holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Western Ontario.

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