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Perducat to Join Rockwell as CTO; Chand Announces Retirement

June 29, 2021

Rockwell Automation (Milwaukee, WI):  Cyril Perducat has joined the company and will be named senior VP and chief technology officer (CTO) on July 1. He will report to Rockwell Chairman and CEO Blake Moret.

Perducat joins Rockwell following a 25-year career with Schneider Electric, where he most recently served as executive VP, Internet of Things and Digital Offers. Perducat has had an extensive career as a technology strategist, particularly for systems, software, networks, and solutions businesses. He succeeds Sujeet Chand, who recently announced his retirement. Chand has served as Rockwell’s CTO since 2005 and has held various leadership positions during his more than 35 years at the company. Chand was most recently responsible for leading Rockwell’s technical innovation, common architecture development, company-wide technical talent management and global business development with its ecosystem of strategic alliances and partnerships. He will work closely with Perducat until he retires at the end of the calendar year.