Mr Sousa will be responsible for executing the company’s growth and performance strategy. He will also lead the commercial and selling organisation in China, India, South Pacific, Southeast Asia, Korea and Japan. The Asia Pacific region contributed US$834.5 million in sales in fiscal year 2015.
Mr Sousa joined Rockwell Automation in 1988, serving as a district manager, sales vice president and regional president. He succeeds Tom O’Reilly, who will return to the United States as vice president, global business development at Rockwell Automation.