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Rockwell Automation Inc (ROK.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Keith Nosbusch

65 2016 Chairman of the Board

Blake Moret

54 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Patrick Goris

45 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Sujeet Chand

59 2005 Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Douglas Hagerman

55 2004 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Susan Schmitt

53 2007 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Theodore Crandall

61 2017 Senior Vice President - Control Products and Solutions

Frank Kulaszewicz

52 2011 Senior Vice President

John McDermott

58 2011 Senior Vice President

Robert Murphy

57 2016 Senior Vice President - Operations and Engineering Services

David Dorgan

52 2001 Vice President, Controller

Steven Etzel

56 2007 Vice President, Treasurer

John Miller

49 2004 Vice President, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel

Donald Parfet

64 2016 Lead Independent Director

Thomas Rosamilia

56 2016 Director

Betty Alewine

68 2000 Independent Director

James Holloman

61 2013 Independent Director

Steven Kalmanson

64 2011 Independent Director

James Keane

57 2011 Independent Director

Lawrence Kingsley

54 2013 Independent Director

William McCormick

72 1989 Independent Director

Lisa Payne

58 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Keith Nosbusch

Mr. Keith D. Nosbusch is Chairman of the Board of the Company. He is no longer President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company., effective July 1, 2016. He has been our Chairman of the Board since February 2005. He served as our President and Chief Executive Officer from February 2004 until July 2016. He served as Senior Vice President and President, Rockwell Automation Control Systems from November 1998 until February 2004. Mr. ?Nosbusch is a former director of The Manitowoc Company, Inc. and serves as a director or member of a number of business, civic and community organizations. As our Chairman and former CEO, Mr. Nosbusch has significant experience with and knowledge of the Company. He rose through management having served in various positions including president of our Control Systems business. His long experience and extensive knowledge of the Company’s operations, its customers, and the major business issues that it faces enhances overall board effectiveness and interaction with management. He also served on the board of another public company, where he gained experience with corporate governance, audit and risk oversight and overall board procedures and functioning. Mr. Nosbusch earned an M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin — Milwaukee.

Blake Moret

Mr. Blake D. Moret is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company., effective July 1, 2016. He has been our President and Chief Executive Officer since July 2016. He served as Senior Vice President, Control Products and Solutions from April 2011 until July 2016. Mr. Moret serves as a director or member of a number of business, civic and community organizations. The Board selected Mr. Moret to lead our Company as CEO and serve on the Board because he is an exceptionally well-qualified leader with a proven track record of success. He has 31 years of broad experience with the Company including leadership roles in marketing, solutions, services and product groups. He began his career with the Company in 1985, serving in senior positions across the organization, including international assignments in Europe and Canada, most recently as the leader of one of our two business segments. He has a deep understanding of the Company’s values, culture, people, technology and customers. He understands how to drive change and growth in a changing global economy. Mr. Moret brings valuable insights to the Board regarding our operations, technology, culture, industry trends, competitive positioning and strategic direction. Mr. Moret received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Patrick Goris

Mr. Patrick Goris has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company effective February 7, 2017. Mr. Goris has served as the Company’s Vice President, Investor Relations, since 2015 and Vice President, Finance of the Company’s Architecture and Software segment since 2011. He has held roles of increasing responsibility within the Company’s Finance organization since joining the Company in 2006.

Sujeet Chand

Mr. Sujeet Chand is Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of the company. He is responsible for leading the company's global technology strategy and technical innovation, with a focus on making a difference for customers by helping them achieve greater productivity and sustainability. Sujeet's leadership has been instrumental in driving business growth through next-generation product architecture and platforms, engineering best practices, global technology roadmaps, R&D and technical standards. He leads the company's global R&D and industrial standards development teams in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Prior to joining Rockwell Automation, Sujeet led R&D in control systems and information sciences for 12 years at Rockwell Scientific Company in Thousand Oaks, California. There he delivered innovative technology solutions to the company's commercial and defense businesses for applications such as advanced avionics, industrial automation and semiconductor production. Previously, he served as the chief operating officer for a successful start-up company. A strategic leader and engineer with a unique perspective on technology, innovation and customer needs, Sujeet serves on a number of government, industry and higher education advisory boards. They include the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), FIRST Robotics, Wisconsin Technology Council, University of Wisconsin Foundation, and Robert W. Baird Venture Partners. He has also represented the United States as the head of a delegation to Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, a worldwide consortium on manufacturing technology.

Douglas Hagerman

Mr. Douglas M. Hagerman is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. He was Litigation partner and Co-Chair of the Securities Litigation, Enforcement and Regulation Practice Group at Foley & Lardner LLP (law firm) prior thereto.

Susan Schmitt

Ms. Susan J. Schmitt is Senior Vice President - Human Resources the Company. She is responsible for overseeing the company's Human Resources function for its 21,000 employees in 80 countries. As a member of the senior leadership team, she sets the strategy for the company's global Human Resources function including talent management, organization development, leadership development, employee engagement, culture change, internal communications, compensation and benefits. Prior to joining Rockwell Automation in 2007, Schmitt worked at Kellogg Company where she held various senior leadership roles, including vice president, Human Resources, for the Morning Foods Division, a multibillion-dollar business unit. She ended her 12 years at Kellogg on assignment in the United Kingdom (UK), providing Human Resources leadership for the UK business and the European business functions. Prior to Kellogg Company, Schmitt served in a number of consulting and compensation roles with Helene Curtis, Inc., the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Managing Decisions, Inc. Schmitt's 25+ years of experience provide her with an in-depth understanding of the Human Resources field. She is sought after as a guest speaker for her insights into helping companies build greater long-term value through leadership, talent and corporate culture. Her message is straightforward — Human Resources matters. She has written two articles, both published in 2009 by Aspatore Books: "Improving HR Performance – Leading HR Executives on Overcoming Performance Challenges, Resolving Conflicts and Creating a Culture of Development;" and "Transforming and Improving HR's Value in the Midst of Economic Uncertainty." She also has brought creative and innovative solutions to the workforce to better enable organization and people performance.

Theodore Crandall

Mr. Theodore D. Crandall has been appointed as Senior Vice President - Control Products and Solutions of the Company effective February 7, 2017 (later in 2017).He was Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Rockwell Automation Inc. He was Interim Chief Financial Officer from April 2007 to October 2007. Previously he was Senior Vice President .

Frank Kulaszewicz

Mr. Frank C. Kulaszewicz is Senior Vice President of the Company. Previously he has Vice President and General Manager, Control and Visualization Business previously.

John McDermott

Mr. John P. McDermott is Senior Vice President of the Company. He is responsible for the company's global customer experience including worldwide sales, marketing and customer care. Since assuming this role, John and his leadership team continue to maximize Rockwell Automation sales growth by matching customers’ needs to the company’s capabilities through valued relationships. Global Sales and Marketing (GSM) is the company’s customer-facing organization, bringing together global Sales regions, Global Accounts, Channels, Marketing and Customer Care organizations. In his 30-plus years with the company, which began when he joined Allen-Bradley in 1980, John has held many roles of increasing responsibility throughout the company businesses, including vice president and general manager in the Standard Drives business and Segment responsibilities in the Motion and Information group. He has led customer-facing organizations including the North and South America Sales regions. Prior to his current role, he served as senior vice president, Global Sales and Solutions, and senior vice president, Global Manufacturing Solutions. John earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Marquette University.

Robert Murphy

Mr. Robert B. Murphy is Senior Vice President - Operations and Engineering Services of the company., since May 1, 2016, where he is responsible for overseeing the company’s Global Supply Chain, Quality, and Engineering & Manufacturing Services functions. Bob joined what was the Allen-Bradley Company in 1979 as a senior production technician in Highland Heights, Ohio. Most recently he served as vice president, Manufacturing Strategy & Planning and Manufacturing Operations, with responsibilities for multiple manufacturing facilities across North America. Throughout his 36 year career at Rockwell Automation, Bob has held numerous managerial roles of increasing responsibility. Bob holds an Associate of Science degree in electronics engineering technology from Stark State College.

David Dorgan

Steven Etzel

John Miller

Donald Parfet

Mr. Donald R. Parfet is Lead Independent Director of the Company. He has served as Managing Director of Apjohn Group since 2001. Before that, he served as Senior Vice President of Pharmacia Corporation (pharmaceuticals). Mr. Parfet is a director of ProNAi Therapeutics, Inc., Kelly Services, Inc. and Masco Corporation and serves as a director or trustee of a number of business, civic and charitable organizations. Mr. Parfet brings extensive finance and industry experience to the Board. He has served as General Partner of Apjohn Ventures Fund, a venture capital fund, since 2003. In this role, he is an active investor in early stage pharmaceutical companies, which requires evaluating financial and development risk associated with emerging medicines. During his years at The Upjohn Company and its successor Pharmacia & Upjohn, he had extensive financial and corporate staff management responsibilities and ultimately senior operational responsibilities for multiple global business units. He is experienced in leading strategic planning, risk assessment, human resource planning and financial planning and control as well as the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, chemicals and research instruments. Mr. Parfet has board oversight and corporate governance experience from his current service as Lead Director of Kelly Services, Inc. and as a member of its Audit, Compensation and Governance & Nominating Committees. He is also a director of Masco Corporation, where he serves on its Audit and Organization and Compensation (Chair) Committees, and ProNAi Therapeutics, Inc., where he serves as Chairman of the Board and on its Compensation (Chair) and Nominating & Governance Committees. Mr. Parfet holds an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Thomas Rosamilia

Mr. Thomas W. Rosamilia is Director of the Company. He has served as Senior Vice President of IBM Systems since 2013. In this role, he has global responsibility for all aspects of IBM’s software, server and storage systems as well as IBM’s Global Business Partners organization. He joined IBM in 1983 as a software developer and has held a series of leadership positions, including General Manager of IBM’s WebSphere software division, General Manager of IBM Systems and Technology Group, Vice President of IBM Corporate Strategy and most recently as Senior Vice President of IBM Systems and Technology Group and IBM Integrated Supply Chain. In November 2015, he was appointed as Economic Advisor to the Governor of Guangdong Province of the People’s Republic of China. Mr. Rosamilia brings a high level of technological and strategic experience to the Board. Through his leadership experience at IBM, he has a deep understanding of technology development, operations and strategy. He led IBM’s semiconductor, servers, storage, and the system software business; all of IBM’s supply chain; and the company’s Global Business Partners organization. During that time, he oversaw the transformation of IBM’s Systems & Technology Group business to better address clients' higher-value, data-driven IT requirements, which included making major investments in strategic businesses and initiatives while exiting businesses that were not aligned with client demands. In 2013, Mr. Rosamilia helped to lead the creation of the OpenPOWER Foundation, a collaboration around open server product design and development. Mr. Rosamilia has also overseen the divestiture of IBM’s global semiconductor manufacturing business and the divestiture of IBM’s x86 server business. As General Manager of IBM Systems & Technology Group’s System z and Power Systems, he was responsible for all facets of both businesses, including strategy, marketing, sales, operations, technology development and overall financial performance.

Betty Alewine

Mrs. Betty C. Alewine is Independent Director of the Company. She was named Chief Executive Officer of COMSAT in July 1996 and served in that position until the merger of COMSAT and Lockheed Martin Corporation in 2000. Ms. Alewine joined COMSAT in 1986 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and then served as the Vice President and General Manager and in 1994 as President of COMSAT International, the company’s largest operating unit. Ms. Alewine is a director of New York Life Insurance Company and The Brink’s Company. She also serves as a director or member of a number of civic and charitable organizations. Ms. Alewine has significant leadership experience having served as the CEO of COMSAT Corporation and executive-level experience with international business operations, strategic business development, technology and sales and marketing. She brings valuable experience and knowledge through her service on the boards of other companies in finance, risk oversight, audit and corporate governance matters. She serves on the Governance (Chair) and Compensation Committees of New York Life Insurance Company and on the Audit (Chair) and Corporate Governance & Nominating Committees of The Brink’s Company. She also has global industrial knowledge having served as the United States representative to the Board of Governors of the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (INTELSAT) and Chairman and Vice Chairman of the INTELSAT Board, as well as on the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Council. Ms. Alewine received an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology for her contributions to the field of satellite communications technology.

James Holloman

Mr. James Phillip Holloman is Independent Director of the Company. He has been President and Chief Operating Officer of Cintas Corporation since 2008. He joined Cintas in 1996 and has served in various positions including Vice President – Engineering/Construction from 1996 to 2000, Vice President – Distribution/Production Planning from 2000 to 2003, Executive Champion of Six Sigma Initiatives from 2003 to 2005, Senior Vice President – Global Supply Chain Management from 2005 until 2008. Mr. Holloman serves as a director or member of several educational and civic organizations. As President and Chief Operating Officer of Cintas, Mr. Holloman brings significant leadership and operational experience to our Board. He has extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of process improvement, operations and management. During his tenure at Cintas, he has led teams that built 37 new Cintas rental processing facilities and standardized the utilization of automated processing equipment systems. He also implemented a process that reduced the time it took to achieve target operating efficiency by 75 percent. In the area of distribution and production planning, he and his team, using Six Sigma methodologies, improved profit, service levels and internal customer satisfaction while reducing inventory levels. Mr. Holloman’s current leadership and operational experience give him a comprehensive understanding of processes, strategy, risk management and how to drive change and growth. Mr. Holloman received his Bachelor’s degree, Engineering, from the University of Cincinnati.

Steven Kalmanson

Mr. Steven R. Kalmanson is Independent Director of the Company. He joined Kimberly-Clark Corporation in 1977 and held various marketing and business management positions within the consumer products businesses. He was appointed President, Adult Care in 1990, President, Child Care in 1992, President, Family Care in 1994, Group President of the Consumer Tissue segment in 1996, Group President-North Atlantic Personal Care in 2004 and Group President-North Atlantic Consumer Products in 2005. Mr. Kalmanson was president and sole owner of Maxair, Inc., an aviation services company, from 1988 to 2011. Mr. Kalmanson brings extensive business and executive management experience to the Board having served in various officer positions for Kimberly-Clark, a global public company. Throughout his career, he successfully initiated and managed change to assist in the transformation of Kimberly-Clark from a pulp and paper company to a globally-recognized consumer package goods conglomerate marketing some of the most recognized brands in the world. In addition to his U.S. experience, he has international management experience through his responsibilities for Kimberly-Clark’s European and Canadian businesses and sales organizations, global procurement and supply chain organizations and marketing research and services organizations. He successfully innovated, restaged and grew Kimberly-Clark’s global consumer brands and businesses. He has experience leading mergers and acquisitions, organizational restructurings and facility closures and divestitures. In addition, he owned and operated his own aviation services business from 1988 until 2011, which gives him insights into economic, operational, regulatory and other challenges faced by the Company. Mr. Kalmanson holds an M.B.A. from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

James Keane

Mr. James P. Keane is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Steelcase Inc. since March 2014. He has held several leadership roles since joining Steelcase in 1997. He served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Steelcase from 2001 through 2006. He was named President of the Steelcase Group in October 2006, where he had responsibility for the sales, marketing and product development activities of certain brands primarily in North America. In January 2011, he assumed leadership of the Steelcase brand across the Americas and Europe, the Middle East and Africa. From November 2012 to April 2013, he served as Chief Operating Officer, responsible for the design, engineering and development, manufacturing, sales and distribution of all brands in all countries where Steelcase does business. From April 2013 to March 2014, Mr. Keane served as President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Keane has served as a director of Steelcase since April 2013. He also serves as a director or trustee of a number of civic and charitable organizations. As President, Chief Executive Officer and a board member of a global public company, Mr. Keane brings current business experience and knowledge to the Board. Through his executive roles at Steelcase, he has extensive leadership experience and a comprehensive understanding of business operations, processes and strategy as well as risk management, sales, marketing and product development. In addition, he has a high level of financial literacy and accounting experience having served as CFO of Steelcase. His understanding of financial statements, accounting principles, internal controls and audit committee functions provides the Board with expertise in addressing the complex issues that can be raised by the Company’s financial reporting and matters related to the Company’s financial position. Mr. Keane holds a master’s degree in management from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Lawrence Kingsley

Mr. Lawrence D. Kingsley is Independent Director of the Company. He was named Chairman of Pall Corporation in 2013 and Chief Executive Officer in 2011 and served in those positions until Danaher Corporation acquired Pall in August 2015. From 2005 to 2011, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IDEX Corporation, a company specializing in the development, design and manufacture of fluid and metering technologies and health and science technologies products. Mr. Kingsley remained Chairman of IDEX until the end of 2011. Before joining IDEX, he held management positions of increasing responsibility with Danaher Corporation, Kollmorgen Corporation and Weidmuller Incorporated. Mr. Kingsley serves as a director of Polaris Industries and IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. Since May 2016, Mr. Kingsley has been an Advisory Director to Berkshire Partners. From 2007 until 2012, Mr. Kingsley served as a director of Cooper Industries plc, an industrial electrical components company. As former Chairman and CEO of Pall, a global public company, Mr. Kingsley brings strong executive leadership and business management skills to our Board. He offers in-depth knowledge and experience in strategic planning, corporate development and operations analysis. He has insights into the multitude of issues facing public companies and corporate governance practices through his service on other public company boards. He also brings significant financial expertise to the Board including all aspects of financial reporting, corporate finance, executive compensation and capital markets, having served on the audit and compensation committees of another public company. Mr. Kingsley received a B.S., Industrial Engineering from Clarkson University and an M.B.A. from the College of William and Mary.

William McCormick

Mr. William Thomas McCormick Jr., Ph.D., is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of CMS Energy Corporation from November 1985 until May 2002. Before joining CMS, he had been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Natural Resources Company (natural gas company) and Executive Vice President and a director of its parent corporation, The Coastal Corporation (energy holding company). Mr. McCormick brings significant leadership and executive experience to the Board having served as Chairman and CEO of CMS Energy Corporation, a publicly-traded Fortune 500 company, for 17 years. CMS was involved in large energy technology development projects in oil and gas, pipeline, power generation, and electric and gas distribution. As Chairman and CEO, he was regularly exposed to issues facing leadership of a large global company, including risk management, strategic planning, corporate governance, human resources and executive compensation. He previously chaired the Nominating and Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee at Schlumberger Ltd. He also chaired the Risk Management Committee of the Board of First Chicago NBD Bank for two years. He holds a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Lisa Payne

Ms. Lisa A. Payne is Independent Director of the company. She has served as Chairman of the Board of Soave Enterprises LLC and President of Soave Real Estate Group since July 2016. Previously she served as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Taubman Centers, Inc. from 2005 to 2016. She joined Taubman in 1997, serving as the Executive Vice President and the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of Taubman from 1997 to 2005. Before joining Taubman, she was an investment banker with Goldman Sachs & Co. from 1987 to 1997. Ms. Payne served as a director of Taubman from 1997 until March 2016. She is a director of Masco Corporation, where she serves on the Audit (Chair) and Organization & Compensation Committees, and J.C. Penney, Inc., where she serves on the Audit and Finance & Planning Committees. She is a former trustee of Munder Series Trust and Munder Series Trust II, open-end management investment companies. She also serves as a director or trustee of several educational and charitable organizations. Ms. Payne brings strong leadership, operational and finance experience to our Board. During her tenure at Taubman, she led the Company through key operational and strategic initiatives. Her current and past leadership roles give her critical insights into company operations, strategy, competition and information technology that assists our Board in its oversight function. Her past experience as a CFO and investment banker provide the Board with financial, accounting and corporate finance expertise. She has a high level of financial literacy and accounting experience that provides the Board with expertise in understanding and overseeing financial reporting and internal controls. In addition, her board and board committee experience at Taubman, Masco and J.C. Penney give her significant insight as to governance, risk management and compliance-related matters of public companies. Ms. Payne holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business Administration, Duke University.