JR Automation announces new additions to leadership team

JR Automation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi, has announced new additions to its leadership team with the appointment of Swapna Soman as Global Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and Doug LaCroix as Vice President, Strategic Initiatives.

Swapna Soman – Global Chief Human Resources Officer

Soman joins the company with over two decades of extensive experience in Human Resources Management and brings a wealth of expertise and strategic vision with her. Prior to JR Automation, Soman held key leadership positions in Human Resources at Cummins, Leggett & Platt, and most recently Allegion.

Doug LaCroix – Vice President Strategic Initiatives

LaCroix brings over 20 years of experience in business strategy planning and execution, as well as extensive global program and project management. Prior to JR Automation, LaCroix held strategic leadership positions within Volta Power Systems and Yanfeng Automotive Interiors / Johnson Controls Interiors.

“We are excited about what both Swapna and Doug bring to the company and believe their experience and strategic visions will help drive our team to new heights,” said CEO Dave DeGraaf. “They’re joining us at an exciting time as we continue expanding our capabilities across new and emerging industries, worldwide.”

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