Sue Shimoyama
Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing Operations
Rockwell Automation

Milwaukee, WI

I have been fortunate to have had many role models to learn from. They inspired me to go beyond any limitations and guided me to look for the possibilities and opportunities in all challenges.  Advice from one of them, ‘You are never given a dream, without also being given the power to make it come true.’”  

Throughout her 29-year career, Sue has used her analytical skills and business acumen to succeed in a range of leadership roles and special either. She naturally instills passion and a productive work ethic in her team members who appreciate her leadership and mentorship. As a complex problem-solver and company leader, Sue identifies the areas that need improvement, designs methodologies to solve them, collaborates with stakeholders to ensure mutual success, and leads productive and passionate execution teams, contributing to the success of Rockwell Automation. 

Sue has been a champion of diversity and inclusion her entire career.  She is committed to volunteering in organizations that focus on engineering advocacy for women and girls. Specifically, Sue has served on the board of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation since 2010, currently serving as chair of the strategic planning committee. She also volunteers with the Society of Women Engineers, serving as the executive sponsor for Rockwell Automation, and oversees all financial and member activities for the company’s employee members. And Sue is a founding member (1995) of Rockwell Automation’s Professional Women’s Council (PWC), formed to engage and enrich the careers of women. Since its inception, the PWC has grown from a handful of members to more than 200 and awards women and men for their outstanding mentoring and leadership of female employees.

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