Yokogawa Electric Corp. announced on March 30 that Chester J. Mroz has been named president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Yokogawa Corp. of America (www.yokogawa.com/us). In this position, Mroz will be responsible for overseeing and expanding all Yokogawa business operations in North America.
Mroz, who had been chief operating officer of the company, takes over for Teruyoshi Minaki, formerly the non-resident CEO. Yokogawa Corp. of America is the North American division of $3.4 billion Yokogawa Electric Corp., a manufacturer and supplier of instrumentation, process control, automation services and solutions. Mroz will be based in its headquarters in Sugar Land, Texas, near Houston.
Mroz’s professional career covers a broad range of engineering, managerial, consulting and senior executive positions with leading automation companies, electrical suppliers and systems integrators. Early in his career, Mroz was with an owner operator company linked to Mobil Oil Corp. More recently, he was a strategy consultant and acquisition advisor to small and large firms in the measurement, industrial automation, process equipment and engineering construction business. Prior to consulting, he held key positions at Foxboro, Texas Instruments, and ABB Automation Group Ltd.
Dr. Tony Lee, vice president of Yokogawa Electric Corp. and president and CEO of Yokogawa Electric International, had the following to say about this appointment: ╥Mr. Mroz has achieved a brilliant success in the United States, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. I believe that his experience and knowledge, as well as his strong leadership, will help expand our business in North America.╙
Mroz holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cleveland State University, is a senior member of the International Society of Automation, and serves as a director of Analytical Spectral Devices Inc. of Boulder, Colo.
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