Rockwell Automation changes leadership

Blake Moret taking over as CEO in July; Keith Nosbusch to continue as chairman.

0 April 20, 2016
by Design Engineering staff

Mechanical engineer and 30-year Rockwell veteran Blake Moret (left) set to take the helm of automation giant in July. Keith Nosbusch (right) to remain as chairman.

Mechanical engineer and 30-year Rockwell veteran Blake Moret (left) set to take the helm of automation giant in July. Keith Nosbusch (right) to remain as chairman.

Rockwell Automation’s board of directors announced that it has elected Blake Moret, a 30-year company veteran, as president and chief executive officer, on July 1, 2016. Moret, who currently serves as senior VP of its Control Products & Solutions division, will replace Keith Nosbusch, 65, who has been president and chief executive officer since 2004, will transition from those roles while continuing as chairman of the board.

“It has been an honor and privilege to lead Rockwell Automation over the past 12 years,” Nosbusch said. “While as a team we enjoyed tremendous success, I have no doubt that we are well positioned for an even greater future. Blake is the ideal executive to move Rockwell Automation forward in its next chapter. He brings a strong customer focus, as well as a deep understanding of the company’s values, culture, people and technology, and how each of these power the company’s success.”

Moret has 30 years of experience in sales and business management roles in product, services and solutions businesses across Rockwell Automation. He began his career in 1985 as a sales trainee, and subsequently served in senior positions across the organization, including international assignments in Europe and Canada. In 2011, he was named senior vice president of Control Products & Solutions, one of the Company’s two business segments, with FY15 sales of $3.6 billion.

Moret is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He has served as Chair of the Board of the Manufacturing Institute of the National Association of Manufacturers. Additionally, he is a member of the Board of Directors for the Milwaukee-based Urban Ecology Center, the Board of Directors of the United Way of Greater Milwaukee, and the Advisory Board of the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech.
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