Kent Hiland Named President of Emerson Climate Technologies - Latin America

Kent Hiland Named President of Emerson Climate Technologies - Latin America

ST. LOUIS, February 8, 2011 – Bill Bosway, group vice president of Emerson Climate Technologies – Refrigeration and Solutions, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), today announced the appointment of Kent Hiland as president of Emerson Climate Technologies – Latin America. Hiland’s organization is responsible for supporting Emerson, Copeland and White-Rodgers offerings in the region.

“Under Kent’s leadership, we have built a strong organization and fast-growing business in Latin America,” Bosway said.  We are positioned to expand on the substantial growth that Kent has delivered in past years, as he assumes his new role as president of the region.”   

Hiland has been with Emerson Climate Technologies for 27 years and has served as vice president of Emerson Climate Technologies - Latin America since 1995.  He is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese, and holds a bachelor’s degree in international politics from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree in international management from Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management.  

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 2010 were $21 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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