Sensor specialist and system provider Balluff Inc. has announced the appointment of Tony Canonaco as president effective May 1, 2015 and CEO effective August 1, 2015. Kent Howard, previous president and CEO, is transitioning into retirement and will move into the role of advisor to the president and board of directors.
Canonaco most recently worked at Omron as general manager and vice president of sales for Canada. He also previously held positions at Danaher Motion, Bosch Rexroth and Eaton in various leadership capacities. Canonaco received his MBA from Capital University and his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Dayton.
Canonaco joins Balluff with over 25 years of sales and leadership experience in the field of industrial automation. "I am excited to join Balluff and build on their history of success by delivering for their customers, employees, and partners," said Canonaco. "The opportunities that lie ahead for Balluff are tremendous, and the ability to lead this next phase is an honor as well as incredibly exhilarating."