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The board of directors of Milwaukee-based Rockwell Automation Inc. has elected two new corporate officers who will lead the company’s two operating segments effective April 1.

Blake Moret is being promoted to senior vice president of the Control Products and Solutions (CP&S) segment. Frank Kulaszewicz is being promoted to senior vice president of the Architecture and Software (A&S) segment.

Both positions will report to Keith Nosbusch, chairman and chief executive officer of Rockwell Automation.

"Both Frank and Blake are proven leaders in our organization. They are well qualified for these critical roles. Our leadership team is a competitive advantage that differentiates Rockwell Automation. These appointments are a natural next step in our continued globalization, and are consistent with our longer-term succession planning and leadership development processes,” Nosbusch said. “In anticipation that our business will continue to grow more quickly outside the United States — with our fastest growth coming from the Asia Pacific region — Frank will be based in Singapore and will run the A&S segment from there. As we continue to grow our people, our teams, our partners and our business in Asia Pacific, we must ensure we are building our leadership capability and strengthening our cross-cultural competency.”

Al Sanders has been named senior account and quality control manager at Milwaukee-based Max Weiss Co.

Sanders joined Max Weiss in 1989 as an operator in the primary department. He advanced to shift supervisor and was eventually promoted to operation manager in 2007.

“Al Sanders brings unique knowledge and significant skills to this position because of his twenty-two years of experience in all phases of operations at Max Weiss Company,” said Dan Weiss, president of Max Weiss. “With Al joining the team of fellow Sr. Account Manager Dave Nader, Manufacturing Engineer Dan Molkentine, and Estimator Andy Hoppe, Max Weiss Company is in a stronger position than it has been in its sixty-five year history to support and assist our customers in their structural-member rolling and bending needs.”


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