Chet Mroz – President
Chet Mroz is a recognized leader in the global industrial automation industry. He has achieved noteworthy business management success in the United States, Middle East, Europe, North and West Africa, and Asia. The depth and breadth of Mr. Mroz’s experience and knowledge, as well as a result-based leadership style and capabilities, has helped numerous companies profitably expand their business globally.
Chet has over four decades of experience in business development, project, business, and plant operations management working as a project manager, interim executive and consultant. He has led businesses for Mobil Oil, Foxboro (now Schneider), Texas Instruments, ABB and Yokogawa in the United States, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. He is a senior member of the International Society of Automation (ISA) and served as a director of Analytical Spectral Devices, Inc. of Boulder, Colorado (sold to Spectris), executive advisor to Amerapex Corporation of Houston, Texas, and WFS Technologies Ltd of Edinboro, Scotland.
More recently, Mr. Mroz was the former President and CEO of Yokogawa Corporation of America from 2010 to 2015. Yokogawa Corporation of America is the North American operating unit of Yokogawa Electric Corporation of Tokyo, Japan a global market leading instrument manufacturer and provider of automation projects, instrumentation, analyzer, systems integration services, field support services, and advanced software products and services with 1000 employees and a network of sales channel partners in North America. As head of Yokogawa’s North American Business, Mr. Mroz was responsible for the successful growth and results of all Yokogawa business operations in North and Central America which included the USA, Canada, and Mexico.
Prior to Yokogawa and from 2016, Mr. Mroz was an independent business strategy consultant, interim executive, and acquisition advisor to over 20 start-ups, ranging from small to large firms in the measurement, industrial automation, software products, process equipment and engineering consulting and construction businesses serving the oil & gas, chemical, energy and manufacturing markets.
Mr. Mroz holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cleveland State University and attended advanced university programs for finance, management, and process technologies. He has spoken at numerous automation industry events and served on panels of industry experts. Mr. Mroz is a member of the GPSA Midstream Association.