Rockwell Automation today named Ralph Carter, former president and CEO of Pavilion Technologies, as president of Rockwell Software. Carter will be responsible for executing the company’s vision to accelerate growth and development of its FactoryTalk Integrated Production and Performance Suite, and to extend the company’s leadership position in plant-wide information solutions.
“Our recent software company acquisitions, including Pavilion Technologies, not only brought us great products, but also they are providing a rich bench of great talent. Ralph’s proven track record of leading software companies to successful growth, coupled with his extensive experience in sales, services and operational management, make him an ideal candidate for this position,” said Steve Eisenbrown, senior vice president, architecture and software, Rockwell Automation. “His knowledge and leadership in the information solutions space will be critical as we continue to execute on our plant-wide information solutions strategy and drive the growth of the Rockwell Software organization.”
Carter joined Rockwell Automation in November 2007 through the company’s acquisition of Pavilion Technologies, where he served as president and CEO, and sat on the company’s board of directors. He brings more than 23 years of experience to this role, having worked for corporations such as Datastream, Honeywell and Measurex in positions of increasing responsibility and leadership over the course of his career.
Through multiple acquisitions and the expansion of its FactoryTalk suite, Rockwell Automation has taken a leadership position in the plant-wide information solutions market. Carter will continue to execute the company's vision of providing manufacturers with market-leading, plant-wide information solutions, which help customers improve responsiveness, increase productivity, reduce costs and assure regulatory compliance.
A native of Maine, Carter earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Maine in Orono, Maine.