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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Blake Moret

56 2018 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Patrick Goris

47 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Sujeet Chand

60 2005 Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Christopher Nardecchia

56 2017 Senior Vice President - Information Technology, Chief Information Officer

Rebecca House

45 2017 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Thomas Donato

2019 Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing

Elik Fooks

67 2017 Senior Vice President

John Genovesi

2019 Senior Vice President - Enterprise Accounts and Software.

Karen Keegans

52 2019 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Frank Kulaszewicz

54 2018 Senior Vice President

Francis Wlodarczyk

53 2018 Senior Vice President

David Dorgan

54 2001 Vice President, Controller

Steven Etzel

58 2007 Vice President, Treasurer

John Miller

51 2004 Vice President, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel

Pam Murphy

2019 Director

Keith Nosbusch

66 2018 Director

James Holloman

63 2013 Independent Director

Steven Kalmanson

66 2011 Independent Director

James Keane

59 2011 Independent Director

Lawrence Kingsley

56 2013 Independent Director

Donald Parfet

66 2018 Independent Director

Lisa Payne

60 2015 Independent Director

Thomas Rosamilia

57 2016 Independent Director

Patricia Watson

53 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Blake Moret

Mr. Blake D. Moret has been re-designated as a Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective January 1, 2018. Mr. Moret has proven leadership skills and deep knowledge of the Company and its business operations and strategy. Mr. Moret is accelerating the Company strategy by focusing on understanding customer needs and their best opportunities for productivity, combining our technology and domain expertise to deliver positive business outcomes, and simplifying our customers’ experience. He began his career as a sales trainee with the Company in 1985, serving in senior positions across the organization, including marketing, solutions, services, product groups, and international assignments in Europe and Canada. In his previous role, he served as Senior Vice President of Control Products and Solutions, one of the Company’s two business segments. Mr. Moret contributes his risk and governance oversight skills gained through his experience serving on a public company board. 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 of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Patrick Goris

Mr. Patrick Goris serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company effective February 7, 2017. Previously Mr. Goris Vice President, Finance, Architecture and Software and (from 2013-2015) Operations and Engineering Services, and (from July 2015) Vice President, Investor Relations

Sujeet Chand

Mr. Sujeet Chand serves ac 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.

Christopher Nardecchia

Mr. Christopher Nardecchia is Senior Vice President -Information Technology, Chief Information Officer of the Company. Nardecchia brings extensive life sciences industry experience to Rockwell Automation. Most recently, he was vice president and CIO global operations and supply chain at Amgen, Inc. He also held leadership roles at Pfizer and Warner Lambert, where he led IT-enabled business and digital strategy, accelerating growth through technology and data analytics. Nardecchia also has experience in portfolio management, engineering, operations, mergers and acquisitions, IT risk management and using technology to develop business insights. Earlier in his career, he held process and production engineering roles in the pharmaceutical, chemical and nuclear industries. Nardecchia holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo, and an MBA from Michigan State University.

Rebecca House

Ms. Rebecca W. House is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Since January 3, 2017; previously Assistant General Counsel, Operations and Compliance, and Assistant Secretary at Harley-Davidson, Inc. (motorcycle manufacturer)

Thomas Donato

Elik Fooks

Mr. Elik I. Fooks is Senior Vice President of the Company since March 16, 2017. Previously Vice President and General Manager, Sensing, Safety, and Connectivity Business

John Genovesi

Karen Keegans

Ms. Karen L. Keegans is Senior Vice President - Human Resources of the company. Keegans brings extensive global human resources and high-tech industry experience to Rockwell Automation. Most recently, she was Chief Human Resources Officer at Pentair and previously held several senior leadership roles at Praxair and Monsanto. At these large, public companies she led culture change and successfully navigated organizations through complex partnerships, acquisitions and divestitures. She successfully led the strategy for employee engagement, recruiting, and development of employees and leaders.

Frank Kulaszewicz

Mr. Frank C. Kulaszewicz is re designated as Senior Vice President of the company effective July 2, 2018.

Francis Wlodarczyk

Francis Wlodarczyk is the Senior Vice President of the Company. Previously Vice President, Control and Visualization Business (from 2014 - 2018) and Director, Product Businesses, EMEA

David Dorgan

Mr. David M. Dorgan is Vice President, Controller of the company.

Steven Etzel

Mr. Steven W. Etzel is Vice President, Treasurer of the company.

John Miller

Mr. John M. Miller is the Vice President, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel of the company.

Pam Murphy

Ms. Pam Murphy is Director of the company. Murphy has held a wide-range of roles in operations, finance, sales and consulting in Europe and North America. Before assuming her current role in 2011, she served as Infor's senior vice president of corporate operations, having joined the company in 2010. Prior to Infor, Murphy spent 11 years at Oracle Corporation, with responsibility for global sales operations, consulting operations in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, and field finance for Oracle's global business units. Before Oracle, she provided strategy, direction and counsel to clients at Andersen Consulting and Arthur Andersen. Murphy is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance from the University of Cork, Ireland.

Keith Nosbusch

Mr. Keith D. Nosbusch has been re-designated as Lead Independent Director of the Company. He is no longer President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company., effective July 1, 2016. Mr. Nosbusch 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 has served 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 a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

James Holloman

Mr. James Phillip Holloman is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Holloman brings significant leadership and operational and financial oversight experience to our Board. He has extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of process improvement, operations, and management. During his tenure, he 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, Mr. Holloman and his team, using Six Sigma methodologies, improved profit, service levels, and internal customer satisfaction while reducing inventory levels. He also participated in developing the compensation and benefits strategy for the organization. Mr. Holloman’s leadership and operational experience give him a comprehensive understanding of processes, strategy, risk, and governance management, as well as how to drive change and financial growth. Mr. Holloman received his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

Steven Kalmanson

Mr. Steven R. Kalmanson is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Kalmanson 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 from 2005 until his retirement as Executive Vice President in 2008. Mr. Kalmanson was president and sole owner of Maxair, Inc., an aviation services company, from 1988 to 2011. Mr. Kalmanson brings extensive marketing, business and executive management experience to the Board, having served in various senior officer positions for a global public company. Throughout his career, he successfully initiated and managed risk and 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, Mr. Kalmanson 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 for over two decades, which gives him insights into economic, operational, regulatory, and other challenges faced by the Company. Mr. Kalmanson was born and raised in Johannesburg,

James Keane

Mr. James P. Keane is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Keane has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Steelcase Inc. since 2014. He has held several leadership roles since joining Steelcase in 1997. He served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2001 through 2006. He was named President of the Steelcase Group in 2006, where he had responsibility for the sales, marketing, and product-development activities of certain brands—primarily in North America. In 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. 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 financial issues that the Company manages. Mr. Keane received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois and 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. Mr. Kingsley 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. Before joining IDEX, Mr. Kingsley held management positions of increasing responsibility with Danaher Corporation, Kollmorgen Corporation, and Weidmuller Incorporated. 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 of and experience in strategic planning, corporate development, and operations analysis. Mr. Kingsley has extensive global experience, having lived in Europe and operated several international businesses. He has insights into the multitude of issues and risks facing public companies and into corporate governance practices through his diverse public company board experience. He also brings significant financial expertise to the Board, including all aspects of financial reporting, corporate finance, executive compensation, and capital markets. Mr. Kingsley also brings valuable expertise from his roles at Pall and IDEX in leading multinational high-technology companies with continued growth. Mr. Kingsley received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Clarkson University and an M.B.A. from the College of William and Mary.

Donald Parfet

Mr. Donald R. Parfet is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Parfet has served as Managing Director of Apjohn Group since 2001. Before that, he served as Senior Vice President of Pharmacia Corporation (pharmaceuticals). Mr. Parfet brings extensive finance and industry experience to the Board. He has served as General Partner of 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 business development, 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 on several other boards. Mr. Parfet received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Arizona and holds an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Lisa Payne

Ms. Lisa A. Payne is Independent Director of the company. Ms. Payne 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 Chief Financial and Administrative Officer until 2005. Before joining Taubman, she was an investment banker with Goldman Sachs & Co. for ten years. Ms. Payne also served as Chairman of the Board of Soave Enterprises LLC and President of Soave Real Estate Group (property management) from 2016 through March 2017. 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 executive experience and leadership roles give her critical insights into company operations, growth 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 into the governance, risk management, and compliance-related matters of public companies. Ms. Payne received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Elizabethtown College and holds an M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business Administration, Duke University.

Thomas Rosamilia

Mr. Thomas W. Rosamilia is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Rosamilia has served as Senior Vice President of IBM Systems since 2013. In this role, he has global responsibility for IBM server and storage systems and software 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 Economic Advisor to the Governor of Guangdong Province of the People’s Republic of China. Mr. Rosamilia led the global IBM Systems business and acted as a local representative of IBM Corporate Headquarters in Beijing, China from 2017 to 2018. Mr. Rosamilia brings a high level of technological, strategic, and global business experience to the Board. Through his leadership experience at IBM, he has a deep understanding of technology development, operations, risk management, security, and strategy. He led IBM’s semiconductor, servers, storage, and system software business; all of IBM’s supply chain; and IBM’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.

Patricia Watson

Ms. Patricia A. Watson has been appointed as Independent Director of the Company., effective July 1, 2017. Ms. Watson is the Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Total System Services (TSYS). Before joining TSYS, she served as Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer for The Brink’s Company (security and protection). Previously Ms. Watson worked with Bank of America for more than fourteen years in technology positions of increasing responsibility, and spent ten years in the United States Air Force as executive staff officer, flight commander, and director of operations. Ms. Watson brings extensive technology and executive experience to the Board. As Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of TSYS, Ms. Watson has strong strategic leadership, business, financial oversight, and technical skills. She is responsible for setting the company’s enterprise technology strategy to enable future global growth. Her background and expertise in information technology and cybersecurity give her critical insights into new technologies, business models, risk identification and management, and talent and strategy. She has valuable experience and knowledge in the areas of audit and control and compliance. She also brings the benefits of service on the board of Texas Capital Bancshares. Ms. Watson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from St. Mary’s College at Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from the University of Dayton.