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Plex Systems Names Petr Havelka Vice President of European Operations

September 15, 2020

Plex adds seasoned global technology leader to accelerate international growth and localized support of growing European customer base

TROY, Mich., September 15, 2020Plex Systems, which delivers the first smart manufacturing platform, today announced Petr Havelka as vice president of European operations. This appointment represents Plex’s continued commitment to deliver services and support to its growing portfolio of global smart manufacturer customers.

“Petr is a results-driven leader with demonstrated success building and managing business transformation programs,” said Todd Kisaberth, chief customer officer, Plex Systems. “Plex is thrilled to welcome him to the team. His enterprise technology and international experience will benefit our customers as we continue to strengthen our global presence.”

Havelka will be responsible for overseeing local operations at Plex’s European headquarters in Prague to support the company’s customer base while spearheading cross-company initiatives to bring the Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform to more global manufacturers. Plex runs more than 1,000 manufacturing operations in 29 countries.

“Plex is at the forefront of meeting the needs of global manufacturers today and tomorrow, providing them with unmatched smart manufacturing solutions,” said Havelka. "I’m excited to join the team to support Plex’s incredible customers and grow the organization in Europe.”

Havelka brings more than 20 years of experience focused on professional services and customer engagement at global enterprises. Prior to joining Plex, Havelka led global and regional delivery departments and, most recently, managed the EMEA Cloud Services organization for SAP Ariba. He has also held regional and global leadership roles at multinational organizations DHL, Global Payments and Deloitte.

The Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform is used by manufacturers in the aerospace, automotive, food and beverage, electronics, industrial manufacturing, medical device, metal forming and process manufacturing industries. The company has maintained annual double-digit growth for 11 consecutive years.

About Plex Systems

Plex Systems, Inc., a Rockwell Automation company, is the leader in cloud-delivered smart manufacturing solutions, empowering the world’s manufacturers to make awesome products. Our platform gives manufacturers the ability to connect, automate, track and analyze every aspect of their business to drive transformation. The Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform includes solutions for manufacturing execution (MES), ERP, quality, supply chain planning and management, Industrial IoT and analytics to connect people, systems, machines, and supply chains, enabling them to lead with precision, efficiency and agility.


About Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), is a global leader in industrial automation and digital transformation. We connect the imaginations of people with the potential of technology to expand what is humanly possible, making the world more productive and more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 24,000 problem solvers dedicated to our customers in more than 100 countries. To learn more about how we are bringing the Connected Enterprise to life across industrial enterprises, visit


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SHIFT Communications (on behalf of Plex)


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