Michael Loke has been appointed by Rockwell Automation to the position of Industry Manager, Sustainability.
Loke will be responsible for sustainable manufacturing and processing solutions designed to optimise efficiency and minimise waste while meeting compliance requirements.
The appointment provides a valuable resource for Rockwell’s sustainability efforts as businesses become increasingly aware of the need for energy and environmental conservation.
According to Loke, sustainability has become a key business driver for all industry sectors across Australia and New Zealand as new demands for accountability are made by governments, industry bodies and end-users.
He says that industry is embracing the need to improve its energy, environmental and safety performance, while still meeting internal business and operating objectives, which need to be achieved using sophisticated automation and control technologies.
A chartered and professional engineer by qualification, Loke has held various senior positions in the automotive and electronics industries in the UK, US and Asia.
Loke joined Rockwell Automation in 2002 and has progressed within the Projects and Services divisions. He hopes to leverage his experience and collaborate with end-users in developing their sustainability strategies for the future.
Loke also intends to work closely with key industry stakeholders and government agencies including the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.
Rockwell Automation is well-placed to assist corporations who are required by law to submit the National Greenhouse Emissions Report. The report requires the documentation of energy consumption and production of emissions from processing plants and equipment.
The company has the required capabilities to partner with industry to automate this process and provide real–time monitoring and control in a safe environment, enabling energy consumption optimisation while reducing emissions and waste.