Rockwell Automation Announces New Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand
Rockwell Automation is pleased to announce Scott Wooldridge has been appointed managing director for Australia and New Zealand.
In this leadership role, Scott 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. These Rockwell Automation solutions provide key competitive advantages for our PartnerNetwork organisations, enabling them to be market leading entities in their own right,” said Wooldridge.
Scott 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, Scott 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, Scott 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. 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,” he said.
Scott has a passion for developing sustainable business by developing strategies, driving execution and fostering partnerships and collaboration. In describing why he was attracted to Rockwell Automation, he emphasised the company’s dedication to industrial automation and information.
“A key strength of Rockwell Automation is that it is the largest company dedicated to industrial automation, it lives and breathes automation. As such, it is at the heart of the company that it should be both an innovation leader and a best practice products, solutions and services provider for the industrial automation environment. In an industry seeing rapid change, this dedicated focus is a key requirement for success and makes Rockwell Automation an exciting place to be,” said Wooldridge.
“As a company, Rockwell Automation has always had great people and a strong customer-first approach with an underlying ethos of integrity. This is a company that is going to continue to strengthen its leadership in the industry by investing in its people, products, compliance and work ethics. I’m looking forward to contributing to its future and helping our customers meet their operational and business objectives in the long term,” concludes Wooldridge.