Sousa, who recently served as President for Latin America, will be responsible for executing the company’s growth and performance strategy, and leading the commercial and selling organisation in China, India, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, Korea and Japan. The Asia Pacific region contributed US$834.5 million in sales in fiscal 2015.
“Joe builds high-performance teams and develops leaders. Both skills will be critical to achieving our business objectives in Asia Pacific,” said John McDermott, Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing. “His long and successful career makes him ideal for this important leadership role.”
Sousa joined Rockwell Automation in 1988, serving as a District Manager, Sales Vice President and Regional President. Sousa succeeds Tom O’Reilly, who will repatriate to the United States as Vice President, Global Business Development at Rockwell Automation. O’Reilly has over 25 years of service with Rockwell Automation as a global business leader.
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Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.