ST. LOUIS   — Sean Lannon will join Copeland in August as its first CFO.

Copeland, formerly Emerson’s climate technologies division, spun off from its parent company in May when the asset management firm Blackstone acquired a majority stake.

“Sean brings with him vast experience across numerous industries within the industrial manufacturing sector. With his finance and leadership experience, Sean will be a key addition to the Copeland team as we grow and strengthen the Copeland business through our focus on developing and delivering sustainable technologies for the HVACR and industrial compression industry,” said Copeland CEO Ross B. Shuster. “We look forward to welcoming Sean to Copeland as we build out our leadership team.”

Lannon joins Copeland from Axalta, a paint and coatings manufacturing company, where he most recently served as CFO. Prior to joining Axalta, Lannon held financial roles at Trinseo, Endo Pharmaceuticals, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Philadelphia University.

“It’s an exciting time to join Copeland as it transitions to a leading, stand-alone company in the HVACR and industrial compression industry. As I looked to join Copeland, I was impressed by the company's focus on scaling decarbonization, accelerating electrification, and delivering value to its customers,” said Lannon. “Copeland is poised to play a critical role in influencing how sustainability plays into society.”