GE Fanuc Appoints Kevin Roach Vice President of Sales
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. September 14, 2004 GE Fanuc Automation Americas, Inc., a unit of GE Infrastructure, has promoted Kevin Roach to the position of vice president Americas sales. In his new position, Roach will be responsible for sales activities related to GE Fanucs diverse industrial automation products ranging from controllers and operator interfaces to motion control and Proficy Intelligent Production Solutions. In addition to his work with GE Fanuc, he currently serves as chairman of the Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) International, a not-for-profit organization of manufacturers and information system providers focused on leveraging technology in order to achieve business goals.Previously, Roach served as vice president of global solutions for GE Fanuc Automation. He joined GE Fanuc in 1998 as vice president of CIMPLICITY® software in Albany, N.Y. Prior to joining GE, Roach was the founder of SensorPulse Corp., South Easton, Mass., and served as the companys president. Additionally, he formed and led a systems integration business with a focus on robotics and machine vision for use in flexible automation applications. Roach holds several patents in the area of advanced communication protocols. He attended Stonehill College and Bridgewater State College for his undergraduate studies and received his Executive MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Roach has provided leadership to business and engineering teams in the industrial automation and control segments for more than 20 years.Kevin brings a level of knowledge and experience to this appointment that will provide the strategic direction essential for continued growth of GE Fanuc, said Jeff Garwood, president and CEO of GE Fanuc Automation. He is a proven leader who has successfully managed software, hardware, and integration teams in the development of solutions for industrial automation, and I am confident that our customers will benefit from his leadership in this expanded capacity.About GE Fanuc AutomationGE Fanuc Automation, a joint venture between GE and FANUC LTD of Japan, delivers automation hardware and software designed to help users reduce costs, increase efficiency and enhance profitability. With solutions and services catering to virtually every industrial segment, GE Fanuc Automation provides a diverse array of capabilities and products, including controllers, embedded systems, advanced software, motion control, CNCs, operator interfaces, industrial computers, and lasers. Headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, GE Fanuc Automation is a part of GE Infrastructure and combines the diverse global strengths of the GE family with the local presence customers need to design, develop and maintain their automation investments. For more information, visit www.gefanuc.com or contact: GE Fanuc Information Center, P.O. Box 8106, Charlottesville, VA 22906, Phone: (800) GE FANUC, Fax: 434-978-5205, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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