SIDNEY, Ohio — Emerson today announced leadership changes that the company said are designed to support its continued focus on developing innovative solutions to deliver comfort in the residential and commercial HVAC markets.

Brent Schroeder has been promoted to group president of heating and air conditioning for Emerson’s Commercial & Residential Solutions platform. In this role Brent will oversee Emerson’s North American air conditioning compressor businesses. He will also provide leadership to the company’s innovation and merger and acquisition activities to expand Emerson’s position as a global leader in the HVAC industry.

In addition, Brandy Powell has been promoted to vice president and general manager of the residential air conditioning group. Shane Angle will assume the role of vice president and general manager for the commercial air conditioning group.

“The need for innovative solutions to support our customers in the residential and commercial heating and air conditioning market continues to evolve. Government regulations and consumer expectations for greater levels of comfort and efficiency continue to increase,” said Schroeder. “Aligning our engineering, planning, and marketing resources under Brandy and Shane’s leadership allows us to more effectively focus on these market needs to drive innovation, growth, and shareholder value.”

Powell has worked at Emerson since 1993 and has held a series of positions of increasing responsibility. She most recently served as vice president of variable speed. Angle joined Emerson in 1995 and has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility in product engineering, engineering management, and leadership roles in product planning and marketing.

Emerson’s climate technologies and tools and home products businesses have been aligned to create Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions, a business platform focused on developing technologies and services that improve human comfort, support efficient buildings and municipal infrastructure, safeguard food, protect the environment, and enable sustainable food waste disposal. The company will continue to offer the technologies and services that keep homes and businesses running smoothly while creating comfortable, controllable environments with energy-efficient HVACR solutions. Leading brands include: Copeland Scroll™ compressors, ProAct™ monitoring services, Sensi™ thermostats, Ridgid™ tools, and InSinkErator® garbage disposals.

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Publication date: 11/17/2016

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