New Rockwell President in Europe

Thomas Donato has been appointed as the President of the Rockwell Automation EMEA region, covering Europe, Middle East and Africa. He was most recently Rockwell Automation’s regional vice president in Canada. He has also served as regional sales director of Rockwell Automation’s Northern and Eastern European region, and as 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 experience in the automation industry, and the last 11 have been with Rockwell Automation.

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Thomas Donato

“Thomas’ extensive experience makes him the ideal candidate for this key leadership role,” said John McDermott, Rockwell Automation senior vice president, global sales and marketing. “His record of building high-performance teams and developing leaders will help achieve our business goals in the EMEA region.”

“We’ll continue to build our business by supporting end user customers and machine builders in two ways,” said Donato. “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.

And also a new UK Sales Director:

dave nichollIn June Rockwell also announced the appointment of Dave Nicholl as its new UK and Ireland Country Sales Director. Prior to June Nicholl served as Sales Director in Ireland, since early 2015, and he will now extend his remit to include the UK.

Prior to joining Rockwell Automation in 2015, Nicholl gained valuable experience during a distinguished career with Schneider Electric where he held senior managerial positions in the UK, Romania and Sweden. He brings an array of technical and managerial skills to the job and has a proven track record for achieving sales growth.

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