Emerson Climate Technologies Names John Rhodes as President of Refrigeration Business

Emerson Climate Technologies Names John Rhodes as President of Refrigeration Business

ST. LOUIS, April 5, 2012 – Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc., a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) has named John Rhodes as president of its Refrigeration business. Rhodes joins Emerson Climate Technologies from Emerson Appliance Solutions, where he served as president of the Therm-O-Disc business.

“Over the past few years our strong team in the Refrigeration business has transformed itself into a customer-focused service leader that brings new products to the industry quickly and aggressively pursues new markets,” said Emerson Climate Technologies Group Vice President Bill Bosway, “John’s passion for innovation and his focus on results makes him a natural fit to drive this organization forward.”

The Emerson Climate Technologies Refrigeration business serves the supermarket, convenience store and restaurant industries as a leader in compressor technology for commercial refrigeration. This business has seen growth in the transport market and has become the favored compressor company for key market leaders. With the acquisition of Vilter Manufacturing in 2009, Emerson entered the $2 billion adjacent market of industrial refrigeration.

Rhodes began his career with Emerson in 1991 as an engineer for Emerson Motor Company where he held a number of increasingly responsible positions in sales and marketing. John has also served as Emerson’s director of investor relations and as president of Emerson Heating Products.

Rhodes holds a bachelor of science in engineering and economics from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Washington University.

For more information visit www.emersonclimate.com

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), 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 around the world.  The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions.  Sales in fiscal 2011 were $24.2 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. The innovative solutions of Emerson Climate Technologies, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll™ and White-Rodgers™, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment.

About Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc., a company of the Emerson Climate Technologies business segment, is the world’s leading compressor manufacturer, offering more than 10,000 compressor models in a full range of technologies, including scroll, reciprocating and screw compressor designs. A pioneer in the HVACR industry, the company led the introduction of scroll technology to the marketplace. Today more than 56 million Copeland Scroll™ compressors are installed in residential and commercial air conditioning and commercial refrigeration systems around the world. Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Sidney, Ohio.

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