Paul Cooke

Bosch Rexroth North America President and CEO to Retire

Aug. 31, 2020
His replacement, Greg Gumbs, comes from Electrical Automation Solutions Business at Eaton.

Paul Cooke, president and CEO of Charlotte, N.C.-based Bosch Rexroth North America will retire on Dec. 31, 2020 after 38 years of service in various international positions within Bosch Rexroth.

Greg Gumbs, most recently vice president & general manager of Electrical Automation Solutions at Eaton Corporation, will be his successor. Gumbs will join Bosch Rexroth effective Sept. 1 and will be based at Bosch Rexroth North America headquarters in Charlotte, N.C.

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.

In 2007, he joined the Eaton Corporation Industrial Sector as vice president sales Americas for the Hydraulics Business. In 2013, Gumbs became general manager for the Hydraulic Hose and Fittings Business. In 2015, he moved to Eaton’s 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 the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.

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