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Omron Automation & Safety Welcomes Robert M. Black as President & COO

OMRON Automation - Americas

Robert (Robb) M. Black, President and COOHOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – Omron Corporation’s (Kyoto, Japan) Automation and Safety business in the Americas welcomed Robert (Robb) M. Black to the position of President and COO on May 4, 2015. Black has an extensive background in industrial automation and has held leadership positions at Honeywell, Turck and Rockwell Automation.

“Robb comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience from well-respected global automation companies,” said Nigel Blakeway, CEO, Omron Automation and Safety for the Americas. “He has built a great foundation as a leader in his previous roles in sales, marketing and product management.”

“I am very excited to be joining a company with such a rich history of innovation and passion for serving the needs of society, and I look forward to leading Omron Automation and Safety to the next level,” said Black. “Omron is already well positioned as an automation leader, and we continue to forge deeper customer relationships in markets where automation makes a significant, sustainable impact such as digital, automotive and packaging, among others.”

Prior to joining Omron, Black served as Business Director for Sensing and Connectivity at Rockwell Automation. Robb earned his Master’s Degree in Management at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University.

About Omron Automation and Safety
Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, OMRON Corporation is a multi-billion-dollar, diversified company with business units producing industrial automation products, electronic components, healthcare equipment and ticketing systems. Omron Automation and Safety is a global leader providing complete automation solutions for industrial applications. The Pan-American headquarters is located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA.

Company Contact
Mark Traxler
Tel: 847-285-7176

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