Bosch Rexroth names new president, CEO

By |  September 1, 2020
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Paul Cooke, president and CEO of Bosch Rexroth North America, will retire at the end of the year after 38 years of service in various international positions within Bosch Rexroth.

His successor as of Dec. 1 will be Greg Gumbs, most recently vice president and general manager of electrical automation solutions at Eaton Corp.

Gumbs will join Bosch Rexroth on Sept. 1 in preparation for his future role. He will be based at the Bosch Rexroth’s North American headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina.

After completing his degree in electrical engineering, Gumbs began his professional career in 1997 as an application engineer in the Global Technical Service Group of Rockwell Automation. He later held various drive systems engineering, sales, marketing, services and management positions within Rockwell before taking over as director of commercial sales support and market development.

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In 2007, Gumbs joined the Eaton industrial sector as vice president of sales in the Americas for the hydraulics business. In 2013, he became general manager of the hydraulic hose and fittings business. In 2015, Gumbs moved to Eaton’s electrical sector as vice president and general manager of Eaton Electrical Automation Solutions.

“Bosch Rexroth is an amazing organization with a bright future given the strong foundation of technology leadership and customer focus,” Gumbs says. “I am honored to join the Bosch family and look forward to leading this talented team forward in close partnership with our channel partners.”

In addition to an electrical engineering degree from DeVry University, Gumbs obtained his Master of Business Administration with a focus on leadership and global business management from Case Western Reserve University.

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