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Rockwell Automation names Susana Gonzalez president for EMEA region

Rockwell Automation Inc names Susana Gonzalez president of Europe, Middle East, and Africa region.

Mrs Gonzalez was most recently Rockwell Automation’s European regional sales vice president. Before joining Rockwell Automation, she led European industrial automation and control sales for a global technology and manufacturing company. She has over 15 years of experience successfully leading product management and sales organisations in multinational companies.

Mrs Gonzalez will replace Thomas Donato effective 1st January 2019. Donato was promoted to Sr. vice president sales and marketing, also effective 1st January 2019. “Susana is a strong global leader with experience across Europe, North America, and Asia. Her broad international experience and exceptional leadership demonstrated since she joined Rockwell Automation makes her the ideal candidate for driving growth in this region” said Thomas Donato.

Mrs Gonzalez will be the company’s first female EMEA president. She will be responsible for executing the company’s growth and customer strategy and leading the commercial and selling organisation.

Mrs Gonzalez holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Asturias Business School and San Francisco State University, an M.Sc. in Business Administration from San Francisco State University in addition to several leadership programs. Over time, Susana will relocate from Germany to the Rockwell Automation EMEA headquarters in Brussels.

Rockwell Automation, Inc, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs about 23,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.