Vice President Of Engineering For Emerson Climate Technologies Refrigeration Division Receives Top Industry Honor And Expanded Role Within Company

Vice President Of Engineering For Emerson Climate Technologies Refrigeration Division Receives Top Industry Honor And Expanded Role Within Company

ST. LOUIS, March 13, 2008 – Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), today announced that Warren Beeton, vice president of engineering for the Refrigeration Division, received the Richard C. Shultze Distinguished Service Award from the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI). The award selection was made by industry colleagues and is given to recognize distinguished service and commitment to AHRI and the goals and objectives of the industry.

“Our industry has benefited immeasurably from Warren’s contributions,” said Stephen Yurek, president, Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute. “His many years of dedicated service and expertise on behalf of our industry in the areas of compressor technology, commercial refrigeration, research and standards have been an inspiration to his colleagues.”

Emerson Climate Technologies has also expanded Beeton’s role within the company. In addition to his duties as Vice President of Engineering and Technology Business Leader, Beeton will now also provide leadership for Emerson Climate Technologies’ regulatory and sustainability efforts, reporting to Emerson’s new Sustainability Steering Committee. He will represent Emerson Climate Technologies on the Board of the Alliance for a Responsible Atmospheric Policy, participate in key ASHRAE and AHRI committees and work with government regulators and legislators on sustainability and environmental issues.

“Warren has been a well respected technical expert in our industry for quite some time,” said Ed Purvis, Emerson group vice president, Emerson Climate Technologies, Refrigeration. “In his expanded role, he will develop strategies in support of our business and sustainability objectives, influence legislation, regulations and standards consistent with our sustainability goals and be our voice to customers on environmental, technical and regulatory issues. We are truly excited to have Warren on board as we push to further our efforts and reach out to the industry.”

Beeton joined Emerson Climate Technologies in 1995 and holds a BME and MME from Cornell University in New York. He has published numerous white papers, has been a frequent speaker at many industry events and currently sits on several key industry committees related to government affairs and industry standards.

About Emerson
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About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson, is the world’s leading provider of heating, ventilation, 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. For more information, visit