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Robert Black is new Omron division president and COO


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June 7, 2015 by Canadian Plastics

Robb Black.

Robb Black.

Industrial automation equipment supplier Omron Corporation has a new head of its automation and safety business in the Americas.

Robert (Robb) M. Black is the division’s new president and chief operating officer.

According to Omron, Black has an extensive background in industrial automation and has held leadership positions at Honeywell, Turck and Rockwell Automation.

“Robb comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience from well-respected global automation companies,” said Omron Automation and Safety for the Americas CEO Nigel Blakeway. “He has built a great foundation as a leader in his previous roles in sales, marketing and product management.”

Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, Omron Corporation is a multi-billion-dollar, diversified company with business units producing industrial automation products, electronic components, healthcare equipment and ticketing systems. Omron Automation and Safety is a global leader providing complete automation solutions for industrial applications. The Pan-American headquarters is located in Hoffman Estates, Ill.