Rockwell board elects Nosbusch as new president, CEO

Milwaukee, WI—Rockwell Automation Inc. announced Dec. 4 that its board of directors has elected Keith Nosbusch as its new president and CEO.


Milwaukee, WI— Rockwell Automation Inc. announced Dec. 4 that its board of directors has elected Keith Nosbusch as its new president and CEO. Nosbusch will formally take on his new job title after the company’s annual shareholders meeting on Feb. 4, 2004. Nosbusch follows Don Davis as Rockwell’s CEO. Davis will continue as chairman of Rockwell’s board.

“Keith Nosbusch brings leadership, experience, an unmatched passion for excellence, and a demonstrated track record of success to this position,” says Davis. “In a nearly 30-year career at the company, Keith has demonstrated the type of creativity, vitality, management skills, and global market knowledge that make him the ideal leader for Rockwell Automation. In the months to come, I will continue my close collaboration with Keith to ensure a seamless transition for all of our stakeholders.”

Nosbusch, 52, presently serves as president of Rockwell Automation Control Systems. He was appointed to this position in November 1998. He began his career in 1974, when he joined Allen-Bradley as an application engineer, and was subsequently promoted to increasingly responsible positions. Nosbusch holds a bachelor's degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master's degree in business administration from the Uni-versity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He also serves as a director of the Manitowoc Co. Inc. and on the boards of many industry and civic organizations.

“I’m truly excited about the opportunity to lead this great company into what I’m confident is a very bright future,' sasy Nosbusch. 'Rockwell Automation has everything it takes—a talented management team, dedicated employees, technology leadership, financial strength and leading market positions—to continue to prosper in the global industrial automation market. With these strengths, Rockwell Automation is uniquely positioned to continue to create customer and shareowner value. I look forward to working with Don and benefiting from his ongoing counsel.”

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor

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