Rockwell Automation Appoints New Singapore Country Manager
By Digital News Asia January 10, 2023
- Singapore is the second most prepared country for automation
- Mariya has over a decade of experience working with enterprises
Rockwell Automation, a company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, has appointed Mariya Prempeh as country manager for Singapore, effective immediately.
Mariya will be responsible for the company’s business operations and direct sales in the country. She reports to Marcelo Tarkieltaub, regional director for Southeast Asia, Rockwell Automation.
Mariya has more than 10 years of experience in sales and marketing, working with enterprises across the globe in various technology sectors.
Before joining Rockwell Automation, she was the Singapore general manager for Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon. At Leica Geosystems, she was responsible for creating a diverse high-performing team and helping the company achieve strong financial growth despite COVID-19.
Mariya was also formerly with Hilti Corporation, a multinational company that develops, manufactures, and markets products for the construction, building maintenance, energy and manufacturing industries.
“I am thrilled to join Rockwell Automation as country manager for Singapore, extending the company’s strong footprint in the country, particularly in key manufacturing sectors such as life sciences, semiconductors, and oil and gas. I aim to leverage my expertise to strengthen the team’s capabilities and accelerate our growth in Singapore, tapping into the growing demand for smart manufacturing solutions,” said Prempeh.
Rockwell Automation has been in Singapore since 1991. The country acts as the Asia Pacific and Southeast Asia headquarters with facilities including a large-scale manufacturing facility and a customer experience centre.
The company is currently supported by a network of close to 200 distributors and system integrator partners across Southeast Asia. It offers a wide range of products and solutions, including The Connected Enterprise solution, manufacturing execution systems, digital transformation, smart manufacturing systems, human-machine interface, and smart devices such as in-cabinet modular I/O and independent cart technology.
“Singapore’s adoption of automation and advanced technology continues to lead the region. According to a Deloitte report, Singapore is the second most prepared country for automation, ranking behind Australia and ahead of Japan. This makes Singapore such an important market for us in Southeast Asia, contributing significantly to our business across Asia and worldwide,” said Marcelo Tarkieltaub.
Manufacturing is a major contributor to Singapore’s gross domestic product (GDP), contributing about 21% or US$79.628 billion (SG$106 billion) of GDP. The sector also employs about 450,000 workers, around 12% of the national workforce.
In 2021 the Singapore government announced plans to grow the sector by 50% by 2030. Rockwell Automation believes that investment in automation and smart manufacturing solutions will be key to helping Singapore achieve its target.
The company has been in Asia Pacific for over 40 years and continues to invest in expanding human possibility and digital transformation for its customers across the region. With over 4,800 dedicated employees in the region and an ecosystem of partners.
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