Industry Advisory Board Member

Robb Black

Omron Automation, Americas

Robb Black is the President, CEO & COO at Omron Automation Americas headquartered in Hoffman Estates, IL. As part of the global Omron Corporation, Omron Automation is a worldwide company and leading manufacturer of technologically advanced industrial automation products and application expertise.

As CEO, Robb is dedicated to delivering the company’s strategy to bring innovation to manufacturing through automation to enrich lives of people all over the world. Under his leadership, Omron Automation develops future manufacturing together with our customers which we call “Innovative-Automation”. Innovative Automation ensures all of our products, solutions and services are fully Integrated, Intelligent and Interactive.

Robb has held a variety of sales and marketing leadership positions over the past 32 years in industrial automation. His background in the industrial market includes extensive experience in various sensor technologies, industrial device level networks and RFID for both the factory and process automation markets. Robb has a proven track record in marketing and selling innovative high-technology products, building high-performance teams and strategic planning. Previous leadership positions for major industrial automation companies include Rockwell Automation, Honeywell and Turck. Robb holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University, and a Master of Science degree in Management from Cardinal Stritch University, and brings a wealth of industry experience working on both regional and global programs.