Ed Purvis Moves Up to Emerson COO; Bob Sharp Named New Business Leader of Emerson Climate
St. Louis, Jan. 14, 2015 – Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), will have a new executive in charge after Emerson’s Feb. 3, 2015 board of directors meeting. The business leader for the past seven years, Ed Purvis, has been appointed chief operating officer for the parent company in St. Louis. Taking his place at Emerson Climate Technologies, which is headquartered in Sidney, Ohio, will be Robert T. (Bob) Sharp, a 19-year veteran with Emerson.
Purvis has served as executive vice president and business leader for Emerson Climate
Technologies since 2008. He began his Emerson career in 1983 at the Copeland business unit and has held positions of increasing responsibility across the organization. Throughout his career with Emerson Climate Technologies, Purvis has also held a number of industry roles and currently serves as chairman of AHRI.
“I have enormous respect for the HVACR professionals I have had the opportunity to work with during my 31 years with the Emerson Climate Technologies businesses. I have been fortunate to have been part of the evolution and growth of this industry. Most notably, I am proud to have been associated with the launch of Copeland’s scroll
technology over 25 years ago and last year to be able to celebrate the production of the 100 millionth Copeland Scroll™ compressor,” Purvis said. “I’m excited about the future of this business. We have been a long-time industry leader in compression and controls and now have expanded our role with the integration of electronics and services into our business.”
Bob Sharp is currently vice president of profit planning for Emerson and most
recently led the development and implementation of the company’s Perfect Execution strategy. Sharp joined Emerson in 1996 and has held positions of increasing responsibility, including president of the Rosemount Level and Marine business and president of Europe in the Process Management business. Sharp holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
“I am really looking forward to working with the team at Emerson Climate Technologies and continuing to advance Emerson’s position within the industry,” Sharp said. “This is an exciting time to be in HVACR and I am eager to spend time with our customers so we can continue to meet and exceed their expectations.”
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 2014 were $24.5 billion. For more information, visit 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.