Bob Sharp will be Emersons new executive in charge

Emerson Climate Technologies will have a new executive in charge after Emerson’s Feb. 3, 2015 board of directors meeting.

Emerson Climate Technologies starts leadership transition

Emerson Climate Technologies will have a new executive in charge after Emerson’s Feb. 3, 2015 board of directors meeting.

The business leader for the past seven years, Ed Purvis, has been appointed chief operating officer for the parent company in St. Louis. Taking his place at Emerson Climate Technologies, which is headquartered in Sidney, Ohio, will be Robert T. Sharp, a 19-year veteran with Emerson.

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 across the organization. Throughout his career with Emerson Climate Technologies, Purvis has also held a number of industry roles and currently serves as chairman of AHRI.

“I have enormous respect for the HVACR professionals I have had the opportunity to work with during my 31 years with the Emerson Climate Technologies businesses,” Purvis said. “I have been fortunate to have been part of the evolution and growth of this industry. Most notably, I am proud to have been associated with the launch of Copeland’s scroll technology over 25 years ago and last year to be able to celebrate the production of the 100 millionth Copeland Scroll compressor. I’m excited about the future of this business. We have been a long-time industry leader in compression and controls and now have expanded our role with the integration of electronics and services into our business.”

Bob Sharp is currently vice president of profit planning for Emerson and most recently led the development and implementation of the company’s Perfect Execution strategy. 

Sharp joined Emerson in 1996 and has held positions of increasing responsibility, including president of the Rosemount Level and Marine business and president of Europe in the Process Management business. Sharp holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

“I am really looking forward to working with the team at Emerson Climate Technologies and continuing to advance Emerson’s position within the industry,” Sharp said. “This is an exciting time to be in HVACR and I am eager to spend time with our customers so we can continue to meet and exceed their expectations.”

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