Sujeet Chand, senior vice president and chief technology officer at Rockwell Automation is responsible for leading the company’s global technology strategy and technical innovation, with a focus on making a difference for customers by helping them achieve greater productivity and sustainability. Sujeet’s leadership has been instrumental in driving business growth through next-generation product architecture and platforms, engineering best practices, global technology roadmaps, R&D and technical standards. He leads the company’s global R&D and industrial standards development teams in Asia, Europe and the Americas.
Prior to joining Rockwell Automation, Sujeet led R&D in control systems and information sciences for 12 years at Rockwell Scientific Company in Thousand Oaks, Calif. There he delivered innovative technology solutions to the company’s commercial and defense businesses for applications such as advanced avionics, industrial automation and semiconductor production. Previously, he served as the chief operating officer for a successful start-up company.
A strategic leader and engineer with a unique perspective on technology, innovation, and customer needs, Sujeet serves on a number of government, industry and higher education advisory boards. They include the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), FIRST Robotics, Wisconsin Technology Council, University of Wisconsin 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 1993, Sujeet was named Rockwell Engineer of the Year, the highest recognition for engineering accomplishment within the company, and in 1997, he was recognized with a Chairman’s Team Award for the development of a successful product line for the company. He currently holds 15 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.