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Sharp to head combined Emerson business

Bob Sharp
Bob Sharp

USA: Emerson has appointed Robert T (Bob) Sharp as executive vice president for its newly-formed, combined Commercial and Residential Solutions business segment.

Bob Sharp currently leads Emerson’s Climate Technologies business, which will become a part of the new Commercial and Residential Solutions business segment under plans to reposition its core businesses announced last year.

“I have every confidence that Bob will drive innovation and growth for our newly-combined Commercial and Residential Solutions business segment as we transform Emerson to a more highly-focused portfolio,” said Emerson chairman and CEO David N Farr.

In his new role, Sharp will lead five business groupings within the Commercial and Residential Solutions segment, including: Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, Electronics and Solutions, Sensors and Controls, Tools and Home Products.

Sharp joined Emerson in 1996 as a strategic planner at the corporate headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri. He held positions of increasing responsibility at Emerson corporate, including investor relations, profit planning, supply chain, and leading the development and implementation of the company’s Perfect Execution strategy, which generates long-term strategic operating plans for all of Emerson’s business units. Sharp also had leadership roles within Emerson Process Management, serving in Minnesota and abroad across Europe. In 2015, Sharp was appointed executive vice president and business leader for Emerson Climate Technologies.

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