Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that Chester J. Mroz will become the President and CEO of Yokogawa Corporation of America. In this position, Mr. Mroz will be responsible for overseeing all Yokogawa business operations in North America. With his experience and reputation as a strong leader in the industrial automation industry, Yokogawa is well positioned to expand its business in the North American market.
Mr. Mroz’s professional career covers a broad range of engineering, managerial, consulting and senior executive positions with leading automation, electrical suppliers, and systems integrators. Early in his career Mr. Mroz was with an owner operating company linked to Mobil Oil Corporation. In recent years Mr. Mroz has been a strategy consultant and acquisition advisor to small and large firms in the measurement, industrial automation, process equipment and engineering construction business serving the energy and manufacturing markets. Prior to consulting, Mr. Mroz held key positions at Foxboro, Texas Instruments, and ABB Automation Group Ltd., where he was the President of ABB’s petroleum, chemical and consumer industries business area based in Zurich, Switzerland. At ABB he was responsible for the development of worldwide business strategy and results for ABB's business in the chemical, hydrocarbon processing and oil & gas industries.