ST. LOUIS — Emerson has announced the appointment of Robert T. (Bob) Sharp as executive vice president for its newly-formed, combined Commercial and Residential Solutions business segment announced last year as part of Emerson’s strategic portfolio repositioning of its core businesses.

Sharp currently leads Emerson’s Climate Technologies business, which will become a part of the new Commercial and Residential Solutions business segment.

“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 David N. Farr, Emerson chairman and CEO. “Bob’s strong leadership skills and experience will provide the capabilities we need to expand our market opportunities and bring continuous value to our customers.”

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, and Tools and Home Products. The new Commercial and Residential Solutions segment will include the existing Climate Technologies businesses, RIDGID and InSinkErator businesses, and several others.

Sharp joined Emerson in 1996 as a strategic planner at the corporate headquarters in St. Louis. 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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Publication date: 2/10/2016

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