Pratap Chavan Named President of Emerson Climate Technologies–Middle East and Africa

Pratap Chavan Named President of Emerson Climate Technologies–Middle East and Africa

ST. LOUIS, December 8, 2010 – Scott Barbour, group vice president of Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc. – Asia, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), today announced the appointment of Pratap Chavan as president of Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc. – Middle East and Africa.  In his new role, he will focus primarily on expanding the engineering, production and customer synergies that exist between the Middle East, India and China organizations of Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.  

“Pratap’s extensive international experience will serve us well as we continue to cultivate this rapidly growing and important part of our organization,” Barbour said.

Chavan joined Copeland in 1981 and assumed a number of positions in engineering, product planning, international marketing and sales.  In 1996, he became the vice president of marketing and sales – Europe, and then was promoted to vice president and managing director – Middle East and Africa.  Chavan holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from I.I.T. Bombay, India, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Kentucky and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Dayton.
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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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