Kristin Roth

2020 STEP Ahead Honoree

Program Manager
Rockwell Automation

Manufacturing is a huge industry that is constantly evolving and touches everyone.  It offers many opportunities for growth and a chance to pursue different career paths.

Kristin is an accomplished engineer with a proven track record leading complex product developments across global locations. As program manager at Rockwell Automation, she directs project scope, budgets, schedule and risk to deliver products on time and on budget. In addition to engaging the development team and business leadership, Kristin’s ability to accommodate cultural differences between global resources has improved collaboration across the organization. Among other projects, Kristin has led the efforts to standardize internal development tools, which simplifies the process of  implementing toolkits in new designs and ultimately helps Rockwell Automation deliver new products faster with more consistent behaviors and higher quality.

Kristin has been an active mentor in the community since joining Rockwell Automation. She has served as the treasurer, community outreach co-chair and most recently president for the Rockwell Automation Milwaukee chapter of the African-American Professional Network. In this role she coordinated and participated in activities such as mentoring grade school and high school students. As both a woman and a person of color, Kristin is uniquely qualified to help young women see themselves in engineering professions and help them realize there is a place for them in the industry.

Through her various leadership roles within the African American Professional Network at Rockwell Automation, Kristin has organized multiple volunteer events and fundraisers, including Toys for Tots campaigns. But her greatest community contribution may be in the many mentoring activities she has organized. Because of the confidence she projects and her caring attitude, she is an outstanding role model for young women interested in an engineering career.