Yokogawa Appoints New Leadership in North America

Kevin McMillen Promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer to Drive Sustainability Agenda


Houston, Texas - March 24, 2021

Yokogawa announces today 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.
McMillen brings deep experience in industrial automation, control, and digital transformation to further develop Yokogawa’s 60-year old North American business. For many years, Yokogawa’s pioneering spirit has harnessed advances in hardware and software to deliver a brighter future. This future is under-pinned by a commitment placing equal focus on our planet, people, and profit. 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,” comments 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."

Since 2016, McMillen served as vice president of System Sales for North America. He received his B.B.A in Management & Accounting from Marshall University.

To learn more about Yokogawa and its sustainability goals, please visit: https://www.yokogawa.com/us/about/sustainability/

About Yokogawa

Yokogawa Corporation of America, part of the global Yokogawa Group, partners and co-innovates with the North American energy and chemical industries to help achieve optimum operability and competitiveness. With a 60-year track record in North America delivering leading-edge measurement, control and information solutions, the business is headquartered in Houston, TX and is supported by other domestic manufacturing and service locations across the U.S, Canada and Mexico. Through operations in 62 countries, Yokogawa generated US$3.7 billion in sales in FY2019.

For more information, please visit www.yokogawa.com/us