Press release from Business Wire
Emerson Announces Management Promotions
Monday, May 23, 2011
ST. LOUIS (Business Wire) -- Emerson (NYSE:EMR) announced today that, effective June 1, 2011, D. Scott Barbour will be named executive vice president of Emerson and business leader of Emerson Network Power Systems, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Edward K. Feeney, who has been business leader since 2007, will become chairman of Emerson Network Power Systems.
In announcing the promotions, Emerson Chairman and CEO David N. Farr praised Feeney's many career accomplishments and for strengthening Emerson Network Power's global position. Farr cited Barbour's record of performance and leadership with Emerson Climate Technologies businesses and most recently as Group Vice President of its Asia-Pacific operations as ideal credentials for his new duties. In their new roles, Feeney and Barbour will report to the Office of the Chief Executive.
“Scott has done an outstanding job over many years with Emerson Climate Technologies, driving new levels of technology innovation and global service for our customers,” Farr said. “I am confident that this talent, leadership and commitment will bring continuing success and new opportunities for growth in our Network Power business.”
After beginning his career at Emerson as a program manager in 1989, Barbour held increasingly responsible positions at Copeland Corporation including product planning, residential market manager, and director and vice president of air conditioning marketing respectively. In 1998 he became executive vice president and later also general manager of the A/C business, and in 2003 was named president of that business.
Since 2008, Barbour has served as president of Emerson Climate Technologies – Asia and was named Group Vice President in 2010. Barbour holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Southern Methodist University and a master's degree in business administration from Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management.
Feeney began his career with Liebert as vice president of engineering in 1972 and held various executive positions at Liebert in domestic and international sales, international development, corporate development and corporate planning. After Liebert was acquired by Emerson in 1987, Feeney was promoted to president of Liebert North America in 1990. He later served as president of Liebert Worldwide and for Emerson Energy Systems in Stockholm, Sweden, before being named as group vice president in 1999. Feeney attended the University of Miami and the University of Pittsburgh where he received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1972.
Emerson Network Power Systems provides uninterruptible power, precision cooling, DC power systems, and comprehensive services for data center, computing, and telecommunications customers around the world. As chairman, Feeney will focus on strategic planning, technology, key customer relationships and organizational planning.
“We are pleased and grateful that Ed will continue to be a vital asset for this business and for our company in his new role,” Farr said.
About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson, is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity™ from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, and health care and industrial facilities. Emerson Network Power provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas including AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, infrastructure management, and connectivity. All solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. For more information, visit www.EmersonNetworkPower.com.
Emerson, based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and tools and storage businesses. Sales in fiscal 2010 were $21 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.
Mark Polzin, 314-982-1758