Rockwell Automation Announces Leadership Changes: Blake Moret Named CEO

Rockwell Automation announced today that its board of directors has elected Blake D. Moret, a 30-year veteran of the Company, as president and chief executive officer, effective July 1, 2016.
At that time Keith D. Nosbusch, 65, who has been president and chiefexecutive officer since 2004, will transition from those roles while continuing as chairman of the board. Moret, 53, is currently senior vice president of the Company?s Control Products & Solutions segment.
Donald R. Parfet, Lead Director, said: ?Blake has proven himself to be an exceptional leader, with demonstrated readiness to lead the company. We welcome him to his new role at the conclusion of a deliberate and planned succession process. We are delighted he will build on the Company?s many accomplishments under Keith?s direction and propel our vision of The Connected Enterprise to the next level.?
?The past 12 years have been transformational for Rockwell Automation,? Parfet continued. ?We?ve become a global technology leader and the world?s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information. Equally important, we are well positioned to accelerate our evolution with industry-leading innovation that improves our customers? global competitiveness.?
?We thank Keith for his outstanding leadership during this period, including his work as a vocal champion of smart, productive, and secure manufacturing. We are pleased that he has agreed to stay on as chairman so that the Company can continue to benefit from his experience and support Blake?s transition to CEO.?