Tessa Myers’ most remote role for Rockwell Automation Inc. took her to Singapore, where she led an Asia-Pacific product team.

“It was such a great jumping-off point to the rest of Asia,” Myers said of the stint from 2013 to 2015. “I got to experience the region and it was a professionally significant time.”

Myers’ career trajectory just entered an even more significant stage.

Rockwell  (NYSE: ROK) promoted her in June to lead its largest business segment, one step removed from chairman and CEO Blake Moret. She is the new senior vice president of intelligent devices.

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