Rockwell Automation has new EMEA president

Thomas DonatoThomas Donato has 18 years of automation industry experience, including the last 11 years with Rockwell Automation. (Image source: Rockwell Automation)Thomas Donato has been appointed president of Rockwell Automation’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region

Prior to this, Donato was Rockwell Automation’s regional vice-president in Canada.

He also served as regional sales director of Rockwell Automation’s Northern and Eastern European region.

Previously, he was the business director for the company’s services and solutions business in EMEA. Donato is now responsible for driving growth in this important region. He has 18 years of automation industry experience, including the last 11 years with Rockwell Automation.

John McDermott, Rockwell Automation senior vice-president, global sales and marketing, said, “Thomas’ extensive experience makes him the ideal candidate for this key leadership role.

“His record of building high-performance teams and developing leaders will help achieve our business goals in the EMEA region.

According to Donato, the company would continue to build its business by supporting end-user customers and machine builders in two ways.

“One is by helping end users realise that The Connected Enterprise is essential today for any company that wants to implement future advanced manufacturing strategies such as Industry 4.0. The other is by making integration seamless for our machine builders. These strategies will contribute to the success of both groups.”

Donato holds a Diplom-Ingenieur degree in automation and controls engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt, Germany. He also studied at the Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland.

 

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