ST. LOUIS, August 17, 2010 – Emerson Retail Solutions, a subsidiary of Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc., today announced the appointment of Richard Torpey to the position of vice president - global sales, Emerson Retail Solutions. In his new role, Torpey will be responsible for leading the North America sales organization, as well as working closely with the regional teams in Europe, Asia and Latin America. Torpey and his team will bring renewed focus to Emerson Retail Solutions’ efforts targeted at reducing energy and operational costs of retailers through Emerson’s ProAct® facility services portfolio.
“Dick will be a key player in the management team that will drive our customer value focused business strategy,” said Mark Dunson, president, Emerson Retail Solutions. “His extensive knowledge and experience in the retail space and strong industry relationships uniquely qualify him to lead the team in bringing differentiated value to our customers.”
Torpey began his career at Emerson in 1995 as a sales manager. Most recently, he served as vice president of sales -marquee accounts for Emerson Retail Solutions. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from California State University, Long Beach.
Emerson (NYSE:EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Emerson’s sales in fiscal 2009 were $20.9 billion. The company is ranked 94th on the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest companies. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.
About Emerson Climate Technologies
Emerson Climate Technologies, a business platform 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.