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Rockwell Automation promotes Mariya Prempeh as Country Manager for Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei
Thu, 22nd Feb 2024

Rockwell Automation, a prominent global entity focused on industrial automation and digital transformation, has announced the promotion of Mariya Prempeh to the role of Country Manager for Singapore, Malaysia, and Brunei. The promotion will see Prempeh oversee the company's business operations and direct sales within these countries, reporting to Marcelo Tarkieltaub, the regional director for Southeast Asia.

Prominent in industrial automation, Rockwell's strategy centres on several key sectors including life sciences, semiconductors, water treatment, oil and gas, food and beverage, and consumer packaged goods. With this focus, the company aims to expand its presence in Singapore, Malaysia, and Brunei, affirming its commitment to the growth within these regions.

Prempeh expressed her gratitude for the promotion to oversee Rockwell Automation’s operations in Singapore, Malaysia, and Brunei. “As we enhance Rockwell's market presence, our focus is to collaborate with our customers and provide leading-edge research and development. By building diverse and dynamic teams across the region, we can best meet the needs of our customers. This approach aligns with our commitment to ensuring that Rockwell Automation stands out as a leader in innovation and talent development across Southeast Asia," she says.

Rockwell Automation has been a part of the Singaporean landscape since 1991 and holds a leadership position in digital transformation and industrial automation. With a versatile suite of products and solutions, Rockwell caters to a broad spectrum of industrial needs, from the Connected Enterprise solution and manufacturing execution systems, to smart manufacturing systems and innovative smart devices.

The company’s regional director, Marcelo Tarkieltaub, highlighted the role of advanced manufacturing technologies in the industrial revolution, noting the significant reshaping of the manufacturing landscape and its improved efficiency. He states, “Close to half (44%) of APAC manufacturers plan to adopt smart manufacturing within the next year. This makes Malaysia and Singapore important markets for us in Southeast Asia, and we are confident that with Mariya's leadership, Rockwell will foster strong partnerships, drive innovation, and deliver outstanding results in these diverse markets."

In 2023, Singapore’s manufacturing sector grew 3.2% year on year, propelled by new models and technological advancements. Meanwhile in Malaysia, manufacturing is poised to grow to a CAGR of 6.5%, projecting a sales revenue of US$118.50 billion in 2024. Their New Industrial Master Plan 2030 (NIMP 2030) aims to address domestic manufacturing challenges, thus enhancing the sector's growth. Brunei also exhibits substantial growth potential, with the integration of advanced technologies poised to improve efficiency and productivity.

Rockwell Automation, with a history spanning over 40 years in the Asia Pacific, constantly strives to expand possibilities for its customers through digital transformation. With a dedicated team of over 4,800 employees in the region and a robust ecosystem of partners, the firm continues to bring innovative, automated, and connected solutions to the industry, unlocking the potential for increased productivity.