Linda Freeman is industry manager, entertainment/amusement, at Rockwell Automation, a global provider of industrial automation and information technology products and services.
A member at large on the executive subcommittee of the committee on amusement rides and devices (F24), Freeman works on several subcommittees and helps lead the F24 student initiative to bring on the next generation of committee members. She has been an ASTM International member since 2010. Outside ASTM International, Freeman is a life member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), where she is a frequent speaker at conferences, serves on SWE committees, and is an award recipient. She also participates on the board of AIMS International and as a member of the security committee at IAAPA, the Global Association for the Attractions Industry.
Freeman has 24+ years of experience at Rockwell Automation, which she joined in 1996 as a sales engineer. Over her career she has worked in multiple manufacturing industries and in other industries such as on-board marine applications and NASA space launch programs. In 2018, she was selected as an Influential Women in Manufacturing awardee by Putman Media. Working with amusement industry clients since 2000, Freeman moved to an industry role in 2016 to support entertainment market segments. She is involved in the lifecycle of attractions from design and startup to maintenance and retrofits, focusing on safety automation solutions.
Freeman has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is certified by TÜV Rheinland as a Functional Safety Engineer and a Cybersecurity Specialist.