Rockwell Automation has announced Henry Craukamp as managing director of Rockwell Automation for sub-Saharan Africa, effective from 1 January 2019.
Henry is responsible for leading the business in sub-Saharan Africa and implementing the Rockwell Automation global and pan-EMEA sales strategies and initiatives, especially bringing The Connected Enterprise to Rockwell Automation customers across the region.
Craukamp succeeds Barry Elliot who successfully led and progressed the Rockwell Automation business during the past six years. We thank Barry for his strong business contributions and wish him continued success in his new role as vice president, Enterprise Accounts – Heavy Industries. He will be relocating to the US in early 2019.
Henry has been employed at Rockwell Automation since January 2008 and has held various positions from application engineering to business development for the Power Control Business. In June 2015, he was appointed the EMEA South Region sales manager where he gained extensive knowledge of the Rockwell Automation EMEA organisation through leading the Power Control Business in southern European and African regions.
Craukamp’s background is in electrical and automation. He attained a National Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Technikon Witwatersrand, completed an MDP at the University of Witwatersrand and an MBA from Henley Business School (Reading University, UK). His breadth of experience in the sub-Saharan African market and proven success in prior roles will help Rockwell Automation to continue to expand its reach and grow market share.