Krishnan to Oversee Operations for Asia and the Middle East.
Hong Kong, September 26, 2011 – Ram R. Krishnan has been appointed president of Emerson Climate Technologies – Asia. In this position, he will oversee Emerson Climate Technologies’ operations, including sales, marketing, engineering, manufacturing, quality and finance for Asia and the Middle East. He will be based in Hong Kong.
Previously, Krishnan was president of Emerson Climate Technologies’ refrigeration business. He had held the position since 2007 and was based in the United States.
“I’m very excited to lead Emerson Climate Technologies in Asia, which continues to be among our fastest growing markets,” said Krishnan. “Looking to the future, we are confident we will see continued growth opportunities for our business in areas such as refrigeration and commercial air conditioning. My immediate priorities are to meet customers and staff throughout the region to understand how we can drive new levels of technology innovation and service experience.”
Asia is now the second largest market for Emerson Climate Technologies after the United States and contributed 23 percent of the business segment’s sales in 2010. Emerson’s expertise in climate control technologies, services and integrated solutions has enabled it to develop an extensive presence in the region and maintain a leadership position.
Krishnan joined Emerson in 1994 as a project engineer for Xomox and held a series of senior positions with Emerson Process Management’s Valve Automation and Gas Chromatographs businesses before being appointed president of Emerson Process Management Analytical Liquid in 2005.
Krishnan holds a bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, a Master of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, USA and a Master of Business Administration from Xavier University in Ohio, USA.
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.
About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration solutions for residential, industrial and commercial applications. The group combines best-in-class technology with proven engineering, design, distribution, educational and monitoring services to provide customized, integrated climate-control solutions for customers worldwide. Emerson Climate Technologies’ innovative solutions, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll® and White-Rodgers®, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment.