Rockwell Automation has appointed Cyril Perducat as senior vice president and Chief Technology Officer (CTO), effective July 1. He reports to Rockwell Chairman and CEO Blake Moret.
Perducat joins Rockwell following a 25-year career with Schneider Electric, where he most recently served as executive vice president, Internet of Things and Digital Offers. Perducat has had an extensive career as a technology strategist, particularly for systems, software, networks, and solutions businesses.
“Cyril brings to Rockwell a passion for innovating and building teams, and a drive for implementing successful outcomes based on effective change management,” Moret said. “His career has focused on developing innovative solutions to enhance manufacturing technologies, and we are confident his leadership will help Rockwell reach new levels of value for our customers and partners.”
Perducat succeeds Sujeet Chand, who recently announced his retirement. Chand has served as Rockwell’s Chief Technology Officer since 2005 and has held various leadership positions during his more than 35 years at the company. He will work closely with Perducat until he retires at the end of the calendar year.