Emerson Executive Bob Yeager Appointed President of Process Systems Business
AUSTIN, TEXAS (June 4, 2003) - Robert (Bob) Yeager has been named president of the Process Systems business unit of Emerson Process Management, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR). Process Systems develops automation systems and software that are key components of Emerson's PlantWeb(R) digital plant architecture, including the DeltaV(TM) digital automation system.Yeager replaces Tom Snead, who now heads Emerson Process Management's Systems and Solutions business, including the Process Systems, Process Solutions, and Power & Water Solutions businesses. John Berra, president of Emerson Process Management, said in announcing Yeager's appointment that "Bob's strength is that he knows the process automation and software business from the bottom up, and he is committed to the needs of our customers."Yeager brings over 20 years of process market experience to his new position. He started his career with TRW as a software design engineer, then joined Westinghouse (now Emerson Process Management Power and Water Solutions) as a systems engineer in 1982. He held positions of increasingresponsibility there, including Manager of Control and IS Integration, Manager of Strategic Engineering and finally, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Engineering. In February 2001, Yeager was named President of Intellution. Intellution provided underlying human-machine interface technology for the DeltaV system and, at the time of his appointment, was an Emerson division. Bob played an instrumental role in the sale of Intellution to General Electric in October 2002, and as mutually agreed by Emerson and GE, successfully led the transition of ownership before returning to Emerson. Bob holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon and a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh.About Emerson Process ManagementEmerson Process Management (www.emersonprocess.com), 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, 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(R), Fisher(R), Micro Motion(R), Rosemount(R), DeltaV(TM), Ovation(R), and AMS.About EmersonEmerson (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 2002 were $13.8 billion.PlantWeb, Fisher, Micro Motion, Rosemount, DeltaV, and Ovation, are marks of Emerson Process Management. Other marks are property of their respective owners.
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