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Gonzalez to Lead Rockwell's EMEA Region

Nov. 9, 2018
She succeeds Thomas Donato who will become senior VP of sales and marketing at the first of the year.

Rockwell Automation Inc. (Milwaukee, WI): Susana Gonzalez was named president of the company’s Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region. Gonzalez was most recently Rockwell Automation’s European regional sales vice president. Before joining Rockwell Automation, she led European industrial automation and control sales for a global technology and manufacturing company. She has over 15 years of experience successfully leading product management and sales organizations in multinational companies, Rockwell said in the release.

Gonzalez will replace Thomas Donato effective Jan. 1, 2019. Donato was promoted to senior vice president sales and marketing, also effective that day.

“Susana is a strong global leader with experience across Europe, North America, and Asia. Her broad international experience, and exceptional leadership demonstrated since she joined Rockwell Automation makes her the ideal candidate for driving growth in this region” said Thomas Donato.

Gonzalez will be the company’s first female EMEA president. She will be responsible for executing the company’s growth and customer strategy and leading the commercial and selling organization.

She holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Asturias Business School and San Francisco State University and a M.Sc. in Business Administration from San Francisco State University in addition to several leadership programs. Over time, Gonzalez will relocate from Germany to the Rockwell Automation EMEA headquarters in Brussels.