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David Vasko

David Vasko


Board Member

Term Expires May 2026

David Vasko is an industrial automation innovator, a change agent, and a respected industry consultant. As Senior Director of Advanced Technology at Rockwell Automation, he was responsible for applied R&D, and global product standards and regulations. He led the development of technology to define the future of industrial automation, including digital twins, digital transformation, industrial networks, functional safety, and the industrial Internet of Things. He contributed to developing a communications protocol currently used in over 20 million industrial devices. Mr. Vasko was a member of the NIST Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology, the Forbes Technology Council, the Connect Systems Institute steering committee, the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute/BioFabUSA Leadership Advisory Council, and the boards of the Wisconsin Technical Council and the IOT Talent Consortium. He currently serves on the 5 Lakes Institute board and the Marquette University advisory council. Mr. Vasko holds 80 U.S. patents, has authored 20 papers, and contributed to three books. He was Rockwell Automation’s Engineer of the Year in 2005.


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Created June 22, 2023