Emerson Climate Technologies Announces Integration of White-Rodgers and Flow Controls Businesses

Aligned organization positioned to better serve HVACR industry

St. Louis, August 11, 2015 – Emerson Climate Technologies, a business segment of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) has announced the integration of its St. Louis-based White-Rodgers and Flow Controls businesses into a single organization as of October 1, 2015.

Jack Huether, president of White-Rodgers, an Emerson executive with over 30 years of experience in the HVAC industry will assume responsibility for the new entity. “This new alignment leaves us well-positioned to meet the evolving needs of our customers and industry partners. Our focused approach to the market, combined with a strong team that is ready to address today’s fast-changing connected home dynamic, will allow us to solidify our core electronic, mechanical and electromechanical business and continue with our emphasis on high tech innovation,” Huether said.

The consolidated business, operating as White-Rodgers, will feature a strong portfolio of heating and cooling products, including furnace and water heater gas valves, ignition controls, thermostats, expansion valves and system protection components, sold under the White-Rodgers and Emerson brands.

White-Rodgers will continue to be part of the Emerson Climate Technologies business platform led by Bob Sharp, Emerson executive vice president and business leader. “The alignment of these two businesses will create a much stronger offering from Emerson Climate Technologies in the HVACR market and the synergies in product development, engineering, and operations will provide our customers with better solutions to their system requirements.” Sharp said.

Huether also introduced several changes in the sales and marketing organizations to support this new alignment. Geoff Godwin will assume the role of vice president of OEM sales for the global business. Bob Brown was named vice president of aftermarket sales including United States, Latin America, and Canada. Ed Blittschau was announced as the vice president of marketing and product planning. This transition will occur over the next several months as the two organizations work through re-alignment of all areas of the business.

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 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. For more information, visit EmersonClimate.com.

SOURCE: Emerson