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Emerson Process Management names Peter Zornio chief strategic officer

Emerson Process Management names Peter Zornio chief strategic officer
Zornio brings extensive industry experience and strong leadership qualities to new company position

AUSTIN, TEXAS (January 16, 2007) - Emerson Process Management, an Emerson business (NYSE: EMR), has announced the appointment of Peter Zornio to the new position of chief strategic officer. Zornio will direct strategic initiatives for Emerson Process Management, which specializes in innovative technology and services that enable businesses like oil and gas facilities, refineries, power generators, chemical plants, pharmaceutical companies and other enterprises to automate their operations.

"Peter will have a leadership role in prioritizing our technology investments and identifying acquisition candidates," said John Berra, president of Emerson Process Management. "Peter's experience and leadership qualities will add greatly to the meeting of our goals for the future and, ultimately, in helping Emerson retain process automation industry leadership worldwide. We are extremely excited to have him join us."

Zornio, a 21-year veteran of the process automation industry, most recently was director of product marketing for Honeywell, where he was responsible for control systems, safety systems, and software for asset management and manufacturing execution. Zornio also worked with measurement products, and the acquisition and integration of a major automation company. Peter has a strong background with fieldbus technologies, which are the communications foundation of PlantWeb digital plant architecture and other leading Emerson Process Management technologies.

"I'm very pleased to have this great opportunity with industry leader Emerson Process Management," said Zornio. "Emerson's dedicated focus on maximizing customer value through automation has resulted in a broad portfolio of technology and services that uniquely position the company for continued success."

Emerson Process Management is enjoying robust growth, seeing a 16 percent rise in fiscal 2006 sales that continues a multi-year run of strong results. Growth in Emerson Process Management helped fuel the growth of its parent, Emerson, which experienced 16 percent growth in fiscal 2006 sales, its third consecutive year of double-digit growth in sales and earnings per share.

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

About Emerson
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 2006 were $20.1 billion.
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