Industry Group Manager
Keith Kersten is the industry group manager at Omron Automation Americas. He is responsible for leading marketing initiatives focused on key industries in factory automation and understanding the drivers and needs of customers within those industries. Kersten provides thought leadership and strategy on key technologies and applications for Omron and has a depth of knowledge in areas including automotive, packaging, pharma and infrastructure.
Through education and experience, Kersten has developed extensive knowledge in factory automation technologies and architectures with a passion for advanced manufacturing and the role data plays in automation.
Prior to joining Omron in 2013, he was a global key account manager at Danfoss, where he managed large strategic relationships and led a dedicated team of sales, application engineers and customer care specialists.
Kersten started his career in engineering at Rockwell Automation where he worked in the electronic operator interface group. He was involved in software testing and hardware design and worked extensively in the area of EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) design and compliance before he moved to a product management role. Kersten then moved on to product marketing management with Rockwell Automation’s sensor and safety group. He earned a bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from Milwaukee School of Engineering.