Ed Purvis

Ed Purvis

USA: Ed Purvis, executive vice president and business leader for Emerson Climate Technologies since 2008, has been appointed as Emerson’s chief operating officer.

This is one of a number of senior management appointments and changes, effective after Emerson’s board of directors meeting on February 3.

In his new role Ed Purvis will report to chairman and ceo David N Farr and will be a member of Emerson’s office of the chief executive. He began his Emerson career in 1983 at the Copeland compressor business and has held positions of increasing responsibility at Copeland and Emerson Climate Technologies Refrigeration.

Ed Monser will remain president of Emerson and continue to manage the company’s international business development and growth strategies and global shared service organisations.  International sales represented 58% of the company’s fiscal 2014 revenue. Monser has been with the company for 33 years and has served as Emerson’s chief operating officer since 2001 and president since 2010.

Bob Sharp has been appointed executive vice president and business leader for Emerson Climate Technologies. Sharp has been serving as vice president of profit planning for Emerson and

Bob Sharp

Bob Sharp

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 at Emerson corporate and Emerson Process Management.

Frank L Steeves, executive vice president, secretary and general counsel for Emerson, will also become a member of the company’s Office of Chief Executive. Steeves has been Emerson’s chief legal officer since 2007.