Born in Ohio, Kumar earned his industrial engineering degree at Purdue University then later his MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. Early in his career, he recognized his passion for directly connecting clients with business-changing technology. Since joining Rockwell Automation in 2007, Kumar has held several leadership roles in business development, accelerating sustainable growth with short and long-term strategies that include sales, product portfolio and development, implementation, and product life cycle management. His roles have taken him around the world including Washington, D.C., New York, Toronto, and Hong Kong.
Kumar joined the Kalypso leadership team in 2020 to facilitate the business integration into Rockwell and set the long-term global strategy for Rockwell’s Digital business unit. He oversees the global go-to-market strategy, commercial portfolio and profit and loss. Kumar works to expand the Digital business capabilities with solutions that drive simplification across the customer lifecycle by bringing together data and value-add decisions for innovation, design, engineering, and manufacturing to drive greater business outcomes for clients.
Outside of Kalypso
Kumar now lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and daughter. He enjoys Austin's diverse food scene and spending time outdoors with his family.
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- Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering Purdue University
- MBA, Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management