Edgar M. Purvis Jr.

SIDNEY, Ohio - Thomas Bettcher, president and CEO of Emerson Climate Technologies, announced a number of key leadership changes to take place over the next few months. Edgar M. Purvis Jr., has been named executive vice president of Emerson and business leader of Emerson Climate Technologies, headquartered in Sidney, Ohio. Bettcher, who had been business leader since 1997, will become chairman of Emerson Climate Technologies and focus primarily on strategic planning and organizational development.

“For the past 24 years, Ed Purvis has been extremely instrumental in positioning Emerson Climate Technologies as a global leader in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration industry,” said Bettcher. “His leadership will continue to strengthen all areas of the company as the industry adapts in this ever-changing economic environment.”

Additional changes to the Emerson Climate Technologies management structure include: William T. Bosway, president of Emerson Climate Technologies Asia since 2003, will become president of Emerson Climate Technologies Refrigeration and Solutions, and assume responsibilities previously held by Purvis for the company’s Refrigeration, Solutions, Flow Controls, and Latin America operations. D. Scott Barbour, president of Emerson Climate Technologies Air Conditioning, was named president of Emerson Climate Technologies Asia and will move to Hong Kong. Brent A. Schroeder, president of Therm-O-Disc, will become president of Emerson Climate Technologies Air Conditioning; Mark D. Dunson has been promoted to vice president and general manager of air conditioning sales and marketing for Emerson Climate Technologies Asia; and Richard A. DeNuzzo, CFO of Emerson Climate Technologies and a veteran of more than 30 years with the company, will assume additional responsibilities for coordinating the company’s IT functions.

“I am confident that these new assignments and responsibilities for our management team will continue to provide a solid foundation of leadership to enhance our strong position in the industry.” said Bettcher. “Their combined experience sends a strong leadership message about the commitment of Emerson Climate Technologies to serving our customers’ needs.”

For more information, visit www.emersonclimate.com.

Publication date:06/02/2008