Rockwell Automation names new Middle East head
Region's new president will oversee Europe, Middle East and Africa
Rockwell Automation has appointed Thomas Donato as president of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
Donato was most recently 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.
“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,” commented 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.
Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs about 22,500 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.