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Rockwell Automation names John Genovesi VP of Automotive and tires

Demonstrates company’s continued investment in industry expertise and solutions for key industry markets

MILWAUKEE, March 29, 2007 — Rockwell Automation has named John Genovesi vice president of its automotive, tire and rubber industry initiative. In his new role, Genovesi will lead the company’s global sales efforts directed at helping automotive, tire and rubber machine builders, components suppliers and end manufacturers compete on a global basis.

Since joining the company in 1989, Genovesi has served in a variety of sales positions including branch manager in both Rochester and Buffalo, N. Y. Most recently, he served as the district manager in Cleveland, Ohio.

"John’s previous management positions gave him the opportunity to clearly demonstrate his superb leadership and communication skills," said Keiran Coulton, senior vice president, Rockwell Automation. "His passionate drive for results and extensive sales experience make him uniquely qualified to lead our automotive, tire and rubber industry initiatives, enhancing our ability to deliver high-value solutions to our global customers.“

Genovesi holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering technology from Pennsylvania State University.

“With the automotive, tire and rubber industries facing some of the most challenging market conditions ever, partnering with a knowledgeable automation supplier has become increasingly important,” said Genovesi. “With years of successful automotive, tire and rubber industry experience, Rockwell Automation has helped many of today’s leading manufacturers optimize production processes, improve uptime and identify new opportunities for operational efficiency. I look forward to helping manufacturers grow their businesses in this evolving industry.”

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), is a leading global provider of industrial automation control and information solutions that help manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage in their businesses. The company brings together leading global brands in industrial automation which include Allen-Bradley controls and services and Rockwell Software factory management software. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., the company employs about 19,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

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