Rob is Executive Vice President and head of the operations business for AVEVA. He has over 25 years of experience working in the industrial software business, with a focus on manufacturing and infrastructure, and serving end markets such as power, water, food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and oil and gas. He has extensive experience in product and business management, M&A, sales, and marketing. He is named on over 25 software and technology patents. Rob first joined the business in 2007 (then part of Invensys) and remained with the company through several transitions including the sale to Schneider Electric and its eventual spinoff and merger with AVEVA. Since joining the company, Rob has had multiple roles including product marketing, portfolio management, industry solutions management, and business unit management. In 2018, Rob took on the portfolio and strategy role for the combined AVEVA business, and in 2019 took on an expanded role as Head of Corporate Strategy and M&A.