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Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. Names Scott Summerville as President

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.

Scott Summerville, President of Mitsubishi Electric AutomationMitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. (MEAU) has named Scott Summerville as its new President, it was announced today. Summerville fills the position formerly held by Toshio Kawai.In his new position, Summerville will be responsible for expanding MEAU´s value proposition in the Americas´ market by leveraging strategies to grow revenue and market share across all business segments as well as to define the company´s future vision and develop and deploy operational and growth strategies. As President, Summerville will focus on driving revenue growth and profitability and developing pathways for deployment of new products and solutions.

Prior to joining Mitsubishi Electric, Summerville was the chief executive officer of Omron Microscan since October of 2017, after successfully leading the sale of Microscan Systems, Inc. to Omron Corporation. Under his leadership, the company became a more market-focused organization, instilling a customer-centric approach to its product development, manufacturing and commercial operations. Summerville has more than 30 years of experience in the automation industry, having spent most of his professional career at Rockwell Automation where he held positions of increasing responsibility including President of the Asia Pacific region from 2003-2008. Summerville is a former chairman of the Integrated Systems & Controls council within the Material Handling Industry of America and a former member of the board of governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong as well as a contributing author to the book, Leadership Experiences in Asia (2007). He has degrees in Environmental Design from Miami University, Ohio and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Illinois.

About Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.
Headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill., Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc., offers a wide range of factory automation products, solutions, training and support services for the industrial and commercial sectors.  A U.S. affiliate company of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Automation represents more than 75 years’ experience in the automation industry. A broad product portfolio includes programmable automation controllers (PAC), programmable logic controllers (PLC), human machine interfaces (HMI), variable frequency drives (VFD), servo amplifiers and motors, control software, computerized numerical controllers (CNC), motion controllers, robots and low-voltage power distribution products. The company takes its solutions on the road with the 53-foot long Solutions in Motion mobile showroom that appears at tradeshows, training seminars and other events across North America. Additional information about Mitsubishi Electric Automation is available at us.MitsubishiElectric.com/fa/en.

In addition to factory automation, Mitsubishi Electric US group companies’ principal businesses include semiconductor devices, automotive electrical components, elevators and escalators, heating and cooling products, electric utility products, and large-scale video displays for stadiums and arenas. Mitsubishi Electric US group companies have 38 locations throughout North America with approximately 4,000 employees.

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