ST. LOUIS — Emerson on Friday announced five senior leadership appointments who now report directly to Chairman and CEO David N. Farr and help develop and guide the company’s global strategies.
“These appointments to the Office of the Chief Executive were made to help drive our transformation to a more highly focused and growth-oriented company. These individuals bring deep and diverse experience that is essential to develop and execute on our strategies to best position Emerson to win in today’s marketplace, attract top talent, and create value for our customers and shareholders,” said Farr.
The new appointments to the Office of the Chief Executive are:
Michael H. Train, whose title now becomes executive president of Emerson Automation Solutions. He was appointed leader of the newly formed Automation Solutions business in April 2016. Train began his career at Emerson in 1991, and served most recently as president of global sales for Emerson Process Management from 2010 to 2016.
Robert T. Sharp, whose title now becomes executive president of Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions. He was appointed leader of the newly formed Commercial & Residential Solutions business in February 2016. Sharp joined Emerson in 1996 and has served in a variety of corporate and business unit roles, most recently as business leader of Emerson Climate Technologies.
Sara Yang Bosco, who was promoted in May 2016 to senior vice president, secretary and general counsel of the company. Bosco is responsible for Emerson’s legal affairs globally. She joined Emerson in 2005 as general counsel for Emerson in Asia Pacific after several years serving as an outside legal counsel to the company. Bosco most recently served as president of Emerson’s Asia-Pacific organization from 2008 to 2016.
Mark J. Bulanda, vice president of acquisition planning and development. Bulanda began his career at Emerson in 1985 and has served in a variety of business leadership roles. He previously managed Emerson’s Industrial Automation businesses until being appointed to his current position in April 2016.
Katherine Button Bell, vice president and chief marketing officer. Button Bell joined Emerson in 1999 and provides strategic leadership for the company’s global marketing, corporate branding, and digital customer experience initiatives. She also oversees corporate communications, market research, and professional development for the company’s marketing teams worldwide.
Other members of the OCE continuing in their leadership roles are: Edward L. Monser, president; Ed Purvis, chief operating officer; Frank Dellaquila, executive vice president and chief financial officer; and Steve Pelch, senior vice president of organization planning and development.
Emerson, headquartered in St. Louis, is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial and residential markets.
— From the Illinois Business Journal