Rockwell Automation appoints new MD for Australia and New Zealand

Scott Wooldridge has been appointed as Rockwell Automation’s managing director for Australia and New Zealand.

In the role, Wooldridge will oversee sales and business operations in Australia and New Zealand and be responsible for the company’s growth and performance strategy. This involves the overarching responsibility for people and strategy in relation to sales, service, delivery, projects and customer care.

“I’m looking forward to working closely with our key distributors, system integrators, end users and OEMs to make sure they continue to be well supported with industry leading power, automation and data management solutions and services,” said Wooldridge.

“These Rockwell Automation solutions provide key competitive advantages for our PartnerNetwork organisations, enabling them to be market leading entities in their own right.”

Wooldridge holds a strong engineering and sales background in the automation and energy industries both within Australia and the United States.

He commenced his career in project engineering and management prior to working for Citect as vice president of professional services in Chicago, then vice president of sales in Georgia.

He returned to Australia as managing director for Citect. Following Schneider Electric’s acquisition of Citect, Wooldridge moved to the role of vice president, industry business for Schneider Electric. Most recently, he was chief executive officer of the ASX-listed company, Energy Action.

With extensive experience in the IoT and big data space, Wooldridge is looking forward to leveraging his domain knowledge to help customers address challenges they are facing and align Rockwell Automation solutions to their business drivers.

“Connectivity is expected everywhere now – the need to securely align information technology with operational technology to share data transparently, while retaining data integrity is critical to support improved business productivity outcomes across the organisation,” Wooldridge said.

“My key focus is to help customers enable The Connected Enterprise, to understand the business outcomes connected ecosystems deliver, instead of focusing on individual components.”

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