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Rockwell Automation Awarded "Corporation of the Year" by Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee


Rockwell Automation (NSYE: ROK) has been named "Corporation of the Year"
by the Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee (HPGM), a non-profit
organization dedicated to building a robust pipeline of Hispanic talent
in the Midwest, as part of its 2018 Leadership Awards.

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Patricia Contreras, left, director of the Rockwell Automation Charitable Corporation, accepts

Patricia Contreras, left, director of the Rockwell Automation Charitable Corporation, accepts "Corporation of the Year" award from Griselda Aldrete, president and CEO of Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee. (Photo: Business Wire)

Rockwell Automation was selected from a competitive pool of nominees for
its extensive contributions to the Milwaukee Hispanic community.
Patricia Contreras, director of the Rockwell Automation Charitable
Corporation, accepted the award at HPGM's annual meeting on Aug. 24.

"We see talented individuals and groups who work tirelessly to make our
region a better place to live and work," said Griselda Aldrete,
president and CEO of HPGM. "A select few go above and beyond. Rockwell
Automation is one of them, and we are pleased to name them Corporation
of the Year for their efforts to advance Hispanic talent in southeast

For 17 years, HPGM has been dedicated to cultivating and supporting
Hispanics to create and sustain a diverse talent pipeline for Wisconsin.
Throughout all stages of their careers, HPGM is providing its members
with opportunities and tools to reach greater levels of success
personally and professionally.

Award recipients for this year's HPGM Leadership Awards were selected by
an external committee that reviews nominations submitted by community
members. Nominations include concrete examples of achievement and
leadership, and powerful demonstrations of the nominee's commitment to
the Hispanic community.

Rockwell Automation won the award for the following reasons:

  • It's built a pipeline of diverse public school students who are
    interested in pursuing a STEM education and ultimately, join Rockwell
    Automation or its industry partners and customers. Rockwell Automation
    opened a successful Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
    center at Rogers Street Academy.
  • This pipeline identifies and prepares a future workforce with the
    skills required to implement The Connected Enterprise, Rockwell
    Automation's solution to connect plant-level and enterprise networks
    with people, process and technologies.
  • In partnership with Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS), Rockwell
    Automation developed a plan to support two neighborhood elementary MPS
    partner schools, Rogers Street Academy and Vieau School.
  • The company has supported over 1,600 students to become engaged with
    Spatial-Temporal (ST) math software, used in elementary schools.
    Besides monetary support, Rockwell Automation hosts Family Math Night
    at Escuela Vieau and Rogers St. where parents and their children
    engage in math games with company volunteers.
  • Rockwell Automation has long supported local social services agencies
    and cultural organizations, including La Causa, the United Community
    Center, and Latino Arts. La Causa is located in Rockwell Automation's

"Rockwell Automation is proud to receive this important award," said
Patricia Contreras, director of the Rockwell Automation Charitable
Corporation. "The award recognizes and highlights the commitment to our
company's culture of inclusion and our focused philanthropic support,
especially in the neighborhoods surrounding our Milwaukee headquarters."

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK), the world's largest company
dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers
more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in
Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs approximately 22,000 people
serving customers in more than 80 countries.

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