White-Rodgers Announces Executive Promotions to Strengthen and Expand Electronic Product Development and Delivery

White-Rodgers Announces Executive Promotions to Strengthen and Expand Electronic Product Development and Delivery

SAINT LOUIS, FEBRUARY 13, 2013 – White-Rodgers, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), recently promoted three company leaders who will foster an environment of innovation that will strengthen the organization’s product development and delivery, while facilitating new market penetration and important new customer alliances.

William (Bill) Butler was promoted to vice president engineering; John Ward to vice president product planning and Geoff Godwin to vice president marketing. Butler replaces Tom Fredricks, who was promoted to vice president, engineering at Regulator Technologies, a business unit of Emerson Process Management.

“As part of Emerson Climate Technologies, White-Rodgers is driving toward the expansion of controls and solutions that will influence HVACR equipment, servicing contractors and consumers. The growing market for controls is driven by efforts to curtail energy consumption, improve equipment reliability and serviceability and increase user comfort.” said, Craig Johnson, president of White-Rodgers. “Innovative application of electronics to traditional mechanical systems coupled with advances in wireless technologies will lead to new solutions in residential HVAC controls that will change how these products are applied today.”

Johnson said, “The future is exciting with this team in place. With Bill focused on engineering and development functions, John leading our product, project and portfolio management and Geoff driving product innovation and market research, our customers and the ultimate users of our products will be the winners.”

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 around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2012 were $24.4 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

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. The innovative solutions of Emerson Climate Technologies, which include industry-leading brands such as Copeland Scroll™ and White-Rodgers™, improve human comfort, safeguard food and protect the environment.

About White-Rodgers
White-Rodgers, part of Emerson Climate Technologies, has been a leading provider of home comfort solutions, including thermostats, gas ignition controls, electronic and media air cleaners and humidifiers since 1937.White-Rodgers programmable thermostats are among the most accurate on the market. White-Rodgers is headquartered in St. Louis.

For more information about White-Rodgers, contact:

John Black, White-Rodgers

For more information about Emerson Climate Technologies, contact:

Holly Michael, Fahlgren