Martin Walder

UK Industry Manager, Rockwell

Martin Walder runs Rockwell Automation’s National Industry teams for Oil & Gas and Chemicals with their focused business plans for Engineered Solutions, Services and Product Sales.

Martin re-joined Rockwell Automation in 2012 after spending eight years as MD of ABB’s robotics business. In 2008 his passion for automation and its role in expanding the UK’s manufacturing footprint led to him being appointed as Chairman of the Engineering and Manufacturing Alliance (EAMA), an umbrella alliance of 11 trade associations representing 1,600 engineering firms – a position he still holds.

Martin’s previous 12 year period at Rockwell Automation included eight years in senior management positions including running the entire Product Businesses and the Business Development Teams in Process, Marine and OEM.

Martin holds a Hons Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Aston. His professional experience dates back to 1985 and also includes a spell at Honeywell and as a shareholder and MD of a UK based telemetry company.