ST. LOUIS, April 14, 2008 – Emerson Climate Technologies, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), today announced the commencement of its annual Technology in Action Conference (TAC). Emerson’s TAC is a multi-industry retail conference that offers solutions to many of the problems that consistently challenge supermarkets, convenience stores, box retailers and restaurant operators.
“From rising energy costs to the demand for sustainable store design, retailers today face many energy and operational challenges,” said Matt Lauck, director of marketing, Emerson Climate Technologies, Retail Solutions. “TAC shows retailers how they can put the latest technologies into action to solve critical problems, reduce their environmental impact, optimize facility operations and increase system reliability.”
Allowing attendees to gain a better perspective of available energy savings and sustainable design options, Emerson’s TAC 2008 includes various educational sessions led by well-recognized industry speakers including:
Rich Costello, P.E., partner, Acela Energy Group - Methodologies to take advantage of peak demand limiting and demand reduction incentives.
Warren Beeton, vice president of refrigeration engineering, Emerson Climate Technologies - Sustainability, regulations and refrigerant choice.
Clive Samuels, P.E., executive vice president, Clive Samuels and Associates – Design to save: why retailers should look to sustainable design to improve operations.
Thom Blischok, president of innovation and consulting, Information Resources, Inc. - Re-Imagineering retail.
Larry Sabato, director, Center for Politics; University of Virginia - Political overview: Sabato’s crystal ball.
John McNiff, director of store service, Borders Group Inc. - Successful facilities management at borders.
Rajan Rajendran, director, refrigeration applications engineering, Emerson Climate Technologies - Refrigeration systems and CO2.
TAC also offers networking opportunities, allowing leading retailers from across the globe to interact and exchange ideas with peers from various markets that share similar challenges. In addition, the conference hosts focus groups, giving retailers the opportunity to provide insight and direction to Emerson’s product development teams, ensuring that Emerson’s future solutions continue to address key customer demands. This feedback will help drive the next iteration of Emerson product and service offerings.
During TAC 2008, Emerson’s newest technologies are showcased in the Technology Exchange portion of the conference. Technologies on display include: refrigeration and HVAC technologies, power switching technologies, energy tools, wireless devices, backup power for POS and computer systems components, and offerings for foodservice applications. For more information on the event, please visit www.EmersonTAC.org
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, 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. Sales in fiscal 2007 were $22.6 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com