Yokogawa appoints new leadership in North America

March 24, 2021
Kevin McMillen promoted to president and CEO to drive sustainability agenda.

Yokogawa announced that industrial automation leader Kevin McMillen has been promoted to head its North American business. McMillen will strategically align efforts to drive a stronger sustainability focus, working with a range of industries toward the company’s goals of achieving net zero emissions, ensuring well-being of people, and transitioning to a circular economy, Yokogawa noted.

McMillen brings deep experience in industrial automation, control, and digital transformation to further develop Yokogawa’s 60-year old North American business, the release noted, adding that in North America, Yokogawa’s “innovate forward” philosophy anticipates and solves tomorrow’s challenges through an expansive industrial automation and digitalization portfolio consisting of state-of-the-art measurement, control and optimization products and services. 

"The energy transition is challenging the relevance of many industries, and driving many businesses to re-evaluate their strategies in alignment with the direction of society and emerging technologies,” said McMillen. “Yokogawa is committed to supporting a much needed transition across all forms of energy production, to a more sustainable landscape, and enabling a higher quality of life for our present and future societies."