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, Chand was at Rockwell Scientific 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.
A strategic leader and engineer with a unique perspective on technology, innovation and customer needs, Chand serves on a number of industry, government and higher-education boards. He is a member of the board of directors of Proto Labs. His advisory board service includes the National Institute for Standards and Technology, National Electrical Manufacturers Association, 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 SmartManufacturing named him to the list of 30 Visionaries of the World in Advanced Manufacturing. In 2014 Chand received 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.
Chand earned a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering and a master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Florida.