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Emerson names Edgar Purvis COO

Staff writer | St. Louis, Mo., USA | January 12, 2015
EmersonJanuary 12, 2015, St. Louis, Mo., USA - Emerson, a technology company, announced the following senior management appointments and changes, effective February 3, 2015.
Edgar M. Purvis has been appointed the chief operating officer for Emerson.

Mr. Purvis will be a member of Emerson’s Office of the Chief Executive. Mr. Purvis has served as executive vice president and business leader for Emerson Climate Technologies since 2008. He began his Emerson career in 1983 at the Copeland business unit and has held positions of increasing responsibility at Copeland and Emerson Climate Technologies Refrigeration.

Edward L. Monser will remain president of Emerson and continue to manage the company’s international business development and growth strategies and global shared service organizations.

Mr. Monser has been with the company for 33 years and has served as Emerson’s chief operating officer since 2001 and president since 2010.

Robert T. Sharp has been appointed executive vice president and business leader for Emerson Climate Technologies.

Mr. Sharp has been serving as vice president of profit planning for Emerson and most recently led the development and implementation of the company’s Perfect Execution strategy. Mr. Sharp joined Emerson in 1996 and has held positions of increasing responsibility at Emerson corporate and Emerson Process Management.

Frank L. Steeves, executive vice president, secretary and general counsel for Emerson, will also become a member of the company’s Office of Chief Executive.

Mr. Steeves has been Emerson’s chief legal officer since 2007. Prior to joining Emerson, Mr. Steeves represented the company and many of its businesses as an outside attorney for nearly 20 years. Before going into private practice, he served as a staff attorney for the Wisconsin State Public Defender and in the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.