Rockwell Automation has named Susana Gonzalez president of Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region.
Susana 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.
Susana will replace Thomas Donato effective January 1, 2019. Donato was promoted to Sr. vice president sales and marketing, also effective January 1, 2019. “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.
Mrs. 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.
Mrs. Gonzalez holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Asturias Business School and San Francisco State University, a M.Sc. in Business Administration from San Francisco State University in addition to several leadership programs. Over time, Susana will relocate from Germany to the Rockwell Automation EMEA headquarters in Brussels.