Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Sujeet Chand is responsible for leading global technical innovation and business development with a focus on making a difference for customers by helping them achieve greater productivity and sustainability. His focus is on accelerating business growth from the development of innovative products, software, engineering best practices, M&A, and strategic partnerships.
Prior to joining Rockwell Automation, Sujeet was at Rockwell Scientific Company in Thousand Oaks, California, where he led the development of innovative technology solutions for the company’s commercial and defense businesses. Previously, he served as the chief operating officer for a successful software start-up company.
A strategic leader and engineer with a unique perspective on technology, innovation, and customer needs, Sujeet serves on a number of industry, government, and higher education boards. He is a member of the board of directors of Proto Labs (PRLB), a public company. His advisory board service includes the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), FIRST Robotics, Wisconsin Technology Council, University of Wisconsin Research Foundation, and Robert W. Baird Venture Partners. He has also represented the United States as the head of a delegation to Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, a worldwide consortium on manufacturing technology.
In 2018, IoT ONE named him to the list of top 100 Industrial IoT Influencers, and in 2016, Smart Manufacturing named him to the list of 30 Visionaries of the World in Advanced Manufacturing. In 2014, Sujeet was recognized with the Forbes Excellence in Innovation award. He is a recipient of the Rockwell Engineer of the Year, the highest recognition for engineering accomplishment within the company, and the Chairman’s Team Award for the development of a successful product line for the company. He currently holds 40 patents, has published more than 75 technical papers in research journals and conferences, and has received a number of distinguished honors for his engineering practices and technology leadership.
Sujeet earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in electrical and computer engineering and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Florida.