Birch Taylor Named Vice President and General Manager, Distribution Services for Emerson Climate Technologies

Birch Taylor Named Vice President and General Manager, Distribution Services for Emerson Climate Technologies

ST. LOUIS, November 17, 2011 –Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), today announced the appointment of Birch Taylor as vice president and general manager, Distribution Services.  In his new role, Taylor will be responsible for leading Emerson’s Distribution Services business organization, including sales, marketing, service engineering, distribution center and Educational Services

Taylor replaces Mark Gibson whose 38-year Emerson career includes leading the Distribution Services business for more than 10 years. Gibson will be moving to an executive-level sales position in Emerson Climate Technologies Retail Solutions business.

“Emerson is fortunate to have a leader like Mark taking his skills to a new business segment. Both Mark and Birch have made a number of significant contributions to the Distribution Services business in sales growth, wholesaler strategy and training initiatives,” said Bob Bauer, president, Refrigeration Business of Emerson Climate Technologies. “Emerson’s relationships with contractors and wholesalers are critical to our success, and I am excited to be bringing Birch and his wealth of experience in this market to lead this business.”

During his 18-year career with Emerson, Taylor has held management positions of increasing responsibility, including being named vice president, sales for Distribution Services in 2004. In 2008, he assumed the additional responsibilities of leading Emerson’s Educational Services business. Taylor has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering and economics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Lehigh University.                            
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 through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and tools and storage businesses. Sales in fiscal 2011 were $24.2 billion. For more information, visit

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.

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