Bosch Rexroth announced a change to its North American executive leadership team. Paul Cooke, President and CEO of Bosch Rexroth North America, based in Charlotte, will retire on December 31, after 38 years of distinguished service in various international positions within Bosch Rexroth. Greg Gumbs is to be appointed as the new President and CEO of Bosch Rexroth North America as of December 1.
Gumbs, most recently Vice President & General Manager Electrical Automation Solutions at Eaton Corp., will join Bosch Rexroth effective September 1, in preparation for his future responsibility and will be based at Bosch Rexroth North American headquarters in Charlotte.
After completing his degree in electrical engineering, Gumbs started his professional career in 1997 as an application engineer in the Global Technical Service Group of Rockwell Automation Inc. He later held various drive systems engineering, sales, marketing, services and management positions within Rockwell before taking over as Director Commercial Sales Support and Market Development.
In 2007, Gumbs joined the Eaton Corp. Industrial Sector as Vice President Sales Americas for Hydraulics Business. In 2013, he became General Manager for the Hydraulic Hose and Fittings Business. In 2015, he moved to Eaton Electrical Sector as Vice President & 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. I am honored to join the Bosch family and looking forward to leading this talented team forward in close partnership with our channel partners,” said Gumbs.
In addition to an electrical engineering degree from DeVry University, Gumbs obtained his MBA with a focus on Leadership and Global Business Management from Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.