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Los Angeles, CA – The Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) is proud to announce the appointment of Andrew Ellis, Vice President of Global Portfolio Engineering at Rockwell Automation, to its esteemed Governance Board.

CESMII, a nationwide institute founded in 2016 as part of the Manufacturing USA network, focuses on accelerating the adoption of smart manufacturing technologies and systems to enable more efficient and sustainable manufacturing processes. As a public-private partnership, CESMII collaborates with industry, academia, and government to drive innovation and competitiveness in the manufacturing sector.

With over two decades of leadership at Rockwell Automation, a global leader in industrial automation and digital transformation solutions, Ellis brings with him a wealth of experience, expertise and has been instrumental in driving strategic initiatives and fostering partnerships that advance manufacturing technologies.

“We are thrilled to welcome Andrew Ellis to the CESMII Governance Board,” said John Dyck, CEO of CESMII. “His deep industry knowledge and leadership in the digital transformation space will be invaluable as we continue to drive innovation and facilitate collaboration within the smart manufacturing ecosystem.”

In his role at Rockwell Automation, Ellis leads the company’s strategic initiatives, including business development, partnerships, and digital transformation strategies. His appointment to the CESMII Governance Board further underscores Rockwell Automation’s commitment to advancing smart manufacturing technologies and driving sustainable growth in the industry.

“I am honored to join the CESMII Governance Board and contribute to its mission of accelerating the adoption of smart manufacturing technologies,” said Andrew Ellis. “I look forward to collaborating with fellow board members and industry stakeholders to drive innovation, increase competitiveness, and promote sustainability across the manufacturing sector.”

As a member of the CESMII Governance Board, Ellis will play a key role in guiding the institute’s strategic direction, overseeing its programs and initiatives, and fostering collaboration among its diverse stakeholders.

See the full list of CESMII Governance Board members here.