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Bosch Rexroth North America Names Greg Gumbs President and CEO; Paul Cooke to Retire

Greg Gumbs Greg Gumbs

Oct. 1, 2020 - Bosch Rexroth announced that Greg Gumbs has been named President and CEO of Bosch Rexroth North America, based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Gumbs will succeed Paul Cooke, who will retire on December 31, 2020 after 38 years of distinguished service in various international positions within the company.

Gumbs joined Bosch Rexroth on September 1 in preparation for his future responsibility and will be based at Bosch Rexroth North American headquarters in Charlotte.

Most recently, Gumbs served as Vice President & General Manager Electrical Automation Solutions at EATON Corporation.

Paul Cooke Paul Cooke

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.

Gumbs joined the EATON Corporation Industrial Sector in 2007 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.

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.

As one of the world's leading suppliers of drive and control technologies, Bosch Rexroth ensures efficient, powerful and safe movement in machines and systems of any size. The company bundles global application experience in the market segments of Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, and Factory Automation. For further information, visit:

SOURCE: Bosch Rexroth