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Emerson Announces Initiative to Expand in Growing LNG Segment of Hydrocarbon Industry

September 282004
Emerson Announces Initiative to Expand in Growing LNG Segment of Hydrocarbon Industry
AUSTIN, TEXAS (September 28, 2004) – Emerson Process Management has announced the appointment of Mark Kennedy as director of business development for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Kennedy will lead Emerson’s initiative to expand delivery of process solutions for the growing LNG segment of the hydrocarbon industry. Kennedy will build from a strong base, as Emerson has been selected, and its PlantWeb® digital plant architecture is being engineered, to automate the world’s two largest capacity liquefied natural gas production trains.

“There is a significant growth opportunity in the LNG segment of the hydrocarbon industry today, not only in production and liquefaction but also in transportation and re-gasification,” says Dave Reif, vice president, Emerson Global Hydrocarbon Industry Sales. “The LNG team will focus on demonstrating how Emerson PlantWeb® technologies and services can provide positive solutions throughout the LNG industry.”

Emerson will combine the automation and instrument consulting resources and experience of its Hydrocarbon and Energy Center with the broad applications experience and product development resources of its product and technology divisions to deliver state-of-the-art solutions and services for LNG production and transportation.

Innovative PlantWeb digital plant technologies use the predictive intelligence and diagnostic capabilities of Emerson’s measurement, analysis and final control offerings to provide clients with proven, easy-to-use automation and asset management solutions—all integrated via open, standards-based communications protocols such as FOUNDATION fieldbus, HART and OPC. Emerson’s PlantWeb services for automation include planning, engineering, design, project management, and commissioning.PlantWeb services for Asset Optimization benefit facility operations by employing predictive/proactive maintenance, safety, and operational monitoring and analytical tools. These services combine with 24/7 support from engineering and service centers around the world to ensure successful results in the short term and sustained improvement over the long term.

Mark Kennedy has been active in global engineering, procurement, construction, and plant services throughout his 20-year career in the process industry. Most recently, he served as vice president of global business development for Chemtex International, where he led an international team to the company’s largest liquefied natural gas project success. Kennedy previously worked in business development and account management with Day and Zimmermann; and in sales, operations and project management with Dupont. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from George Washington University and an MBA from Wake Forest University.

According to Reif, Emerson’s LNG program will be organized similar to the company’s other hydrocarbon industry initiatives (Marine and Offshore, and Refining), utilizing a core team of business development and application experts, supported by a worldwide network of sales and service engineers and global project management and execution centers. “Mark's experience in the key areas of marketing, sales, and business development and his track record of success make him well suited to lead this team,” says Reif.

“I look forward to working with Emerson’s global LNG team to help our LNG customers achieve the same positive business impact our clients in other industry segments have realized using PlantWeb, “ adds Kennedy.

About Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management (www.EmersonProcess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the refining, oil and gas, chemical. pulp and paper, power, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and other industries. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb®, Daniel®, Micro Motion®, Rosemount®, Fisher®, DeltaV™, Ovation®, and AMS™ Suite.

About Emerson
St. Louis-based Emerson(www.gotoemerson.com) is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers in process control; electronics and telecommunications; industrial automation; heating, ventilating and air conditioning; and appliance and tools. Sales in fiscal 2003 were $14 billion.

PlantWeb, Daniel, Micro Motion, Rosemount, Fisher, DeltaV, Ovation, and AMS Suite are marks of Emerson Process Management. Other marks are property of their respective owners.
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