Yokogawa appoints new head for its North American business
Chester J. Mroz is named president and CEO, will oversee all business operations, drawing on his career in industrial automation.
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced that Chester J. Mroz will become the president and CEO of Yokogawa Corporation of America, responsible for overseeing all the company’s business operations in North America. With his experience and reputation as a strong leader in the industrial automation industry, Yokogawa expects to be well positioned to expand its business in the North American market.
Mroz’s professional career covers a broad range of engineering, managerial, consulting and senior executive positions with leading automation, electrical suppliers, and systems integrators. Early in his career he was with an owner operating company linked to Mobil Oil Corporation. More recently Mr. Mroz has been a strategy consultant and acquisition advisor to small and large firms in the measurement, industrial automation, process equipment, and engineering construction business serving the energy and manufacturing markets. Prior to consulting, he held key positions at Foxboro, Texas Instruments, and ABB Automation Group Ltd., where he was president of ABB’s petroleum, chemical, and consumer industries business area based in Zurich, Switzerland. At ABB he was responsible for the development of worldwide business strategy and results for ABB's business in the chemical, hydrocarbon processing, and oil and gas industries.
Dr. Tony Lee, Vice President of Yokogawa Electric Corporation and President and CEO of Yokogawa Electric International, said, “Mr. Mroz has achieved a brilliant success in the United States, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. I believe that his experience and knowledge, as well as his strong leadership, will help expand our business in North America.”
Mroz holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cleveland State University, and attended advanced university programs for finance, management, and process technologies. He is a senior member of the International Society of Automation and serves as a director of Analytical Spectral Devices, Inc. of Boulder, CO.
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Edited by Peter Welander, pwelander(at)cfemedia.com