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Omron welcomes new division president and COO

By Canadian Packaging staff   

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Robert M. Black takes over as president and chief operating officer of Omron Automation & Safety.

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL—Omron Corporation’s Automation and Safety business in the Americas welcomed Robert (Robb) M. Black to the position of president and chief operating officer on May 4, 2015.

Black has an extensive background in industrial automation and has held leadership positions at Honeywell, Turck and Rockwell Automation.

“Robb comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience from well-respected global automation companies,” says Omron Automation and Safety for the Americas chief executive officer Nigel Blakeway. “He has built a great foundation as a leader in his previous roles in sales, marketing and product management.”

Black states: “I am very excited to be joining a company with such a rich history of innovation and passion for serving the needs of society, and I look forward to leading Omron Automation and Safety to the next level.


“Omron is already well positioned as an automation leader, and we continue to forge deeper customer relationships in markets where automation makes a significant, sustainable impact such as digital, automotive and packaging, among others.”

Prior to joining Omron, Black served as business director for sensing and connectivity at Rockwell Automation. He earned his Master’s Degree in Management at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University.

Headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, Omron Corporation is a multi-billion-dollar, diversified company with business units producing industrial automation products, electronic components, healthcare equipment and ticketing systems. Omron Automation and Safety is a global leader providing complete automation solutions for industrial applications. The Pan-American headquarters is located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA.

To learn more about Omron Industrial Automation, contact:
In Canada, Tel.: 866-98-OMRON. E-mail:
In USA, Tel.: 866-88-OMRON. E-mail:
In Mexico, Tel: 81 1156 9910. E-mail:


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