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Plante Moran wins Plex by Rockwell Automation’s 2022 Partner of the Year award

July 18, 2022 / 2 min read

Plex by Rockwell Automation recognizes Plante Moran as its 2022 Partner of the Year at the annual PowerPlex at ROKLive Conference in Orlando, Fla.
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Plante Moran’s Digital Transformation Services (DTS) team has taken home the Plex by Rockwell Automation Partner of the Year award for the fourth time since the award was created in 2018.

According to Jerry Foster, chief technology officer and co-founder of Plex by Rockwell Automation, “[This award] gives us the ability to recognize our customers and partners, it gives the partners and customers in the ecosystem something to aspire to, and also shows them that we are paying attention to what they are doing and are impressed in how they are helping us grow our business.”

Over our nearly two-decade relationship with Plex by Rockwell Automation, we’ve had the opportunity to serve Plex customers in nearly 20 countries. DTS practice leader Doug Hockenbrocht states, “[Our partnership with Plex] has helped us serve and get to know and build relationships with clients maybe we wouldn't met otherwise, particularly in a lot of different countries in the last couple of years.”

In an interview at the PowerPlex at ROKLive Conference in June 2022, Foster shared why Plante Moran was given the prestigious award from Plex by Rockwell Automation — namely, dedication to the mutual success of the Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform and Plante Moran, their role in helping Plex by Rockwell Automation exceed their sales goals for the year, and their initiative to assist Plex by Rockwell Automation customers in the Asia-Pacific region. "We feel they went above and beyond of what’s exemplified and in what we look for in a premier partner," says Foster.

We feel they went above and beyond of what’s exemplified and in what we look for in a premier partner.

Doug and fellow DTS practice leader, Monti Piccioni, accepted this award among other members of the Digital Transformation Services (DTS) team on stage at the PowerPlex at ROKLive Conference in June 2022. Hockenbrocht said, “We are honored to receive that award, and it’s really a tribute to our team, but certainly a tribute to our mutual clients and customers.”

To hear more from Jerry Foster and Doug Hockenbrocht about the partnership between Plex by Rockwell Automation and Plante Moran, check out their full interview here.

About Plex by Rockwell Automation

Plex by Rockwell Automation delivers the first smart manufacturing platform that empowers the world’s leading innovators to make awesome products. Manufacturers have the ability to connect, automate, track, and analyze every aspect of their business from the shop floor to the top floor thanks to the services the Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform can provide. The Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform was built in the cloud and includes MES, ERP, supply chain management Industrial IoT, and analytics to connect people, systems, machines, and supply chains, enabling them to lead with precision, efficiency, and agility in an ever-changing market. Learn more at

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