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Bob Murphy

Senior Vice President Operations & Engineering Services
Bob Murphy is senior vice president, Operations & Engineering Services (OES) at Rockwell Automation. Murphy is responsible for overseeing the company’s Global Supply Chain, Quality & Continuous Improvement, Engineering Services and Manufacturing Operations. Bob has been with Rockwell Automation for nearly 39 years, starting his career with what was then the Allen-Bradley Company in 1979 as a production technician. His career progressed through a variety of multiple disciplines, businesses and locations across the company with roles in test engineering, manufacturing & systems engineering, product industrialization & development, and operations management. Bob was responsible for launching the company’s MES function in 2006 as an enabling force when he was tasked with optimizing the company’s global manufacturing footprint.  That led to an internal “Connected Enterprise” journey which has since become representative of what Rockwell Automation promotes externally to its customers.  Bob often meets with leaders within the manufacturing industry to exchange lessons learned throughout the transformational journey to smart manufacturing and to share real world experiences around what all embracing its tenets can afford in the way of step function improvements in quality, service and productivity. Bob holds an associate of science degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from Stark State College in North Canton, Ohio.  He has been married to his wife Margaret for 39 years and they have 2 daughters (both married) and 3 grandsons.

Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs about 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries. We at Rockwell Automation support customers in their digital transformation journey, to create a Connected Enterprise. This impacts the entire value chain, from components to systems and from suppliers to customers. This transformation is the key to hidden value and can make a significant contribution to the productivity, quality, compliance, and profitability of your enterprise. With our plant floor knowhow, innovative spirit and unmatched partner network, Rockwell Automation is extremely well positioned to team with customers to reap the most value from these advancements. The Connected Enterprise The Connected Enterprise links production lines, in-the-field assets, utilities and enterprise IT to deliver contextualized information where it is needed. As a result, companies can make better decisions faster – and achieve a new level of operational intelligence to improve productivity and global competitiveness. Built on a secure, standard Ethernet infrastructure, The Connected Enterprise is enabled by our Integrated Control and Information portfolio. Our broad, information-enabled portfolio includes the Integrated Architecture®, Intelligent Motor Control, and Solutions and Services.