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Emerson makes changes at the top of its automation and drives business

14 June, 2012

Mark Bulanda, president of Control Techniques, is being promoted to the position of executive vice-president within Emerson and leader of its industrial automation business, with effect from 1 July. Bulanda succeeds Jean-PauMontupet, who is retiring after leading Emerson’s industrial automation business for 17 years, and is also its European president.

Montupet (above), who has been with Emerson for 31 years, will serve in a new role as chairman of the industrial automation business before retiring at the end of 2012. He will continue to have corporate responsibility for Europe until he retires, and will act as a consultant to Emerson for the region in the future.

Pierre Sarre (above), group vice-president of Emerson’s motors and drives business in its industrial automation division, will take on the additional responsibility of president of Emerson Europe from January 1, 2013.

Emerson’s chairman and CEO David Farr praised Montupet for his many years of leadership and his contributions to Emerson’s global growth. “I have worked with Jean-Paul Montupet for more than 20 years at Emerson and his leadership, vision and charisma will continue to help us as Mark transitions in his new role,” Farr said. “Jean-Paul will leave a legacy of innovation and uncompromising commitment and has helped Emerson achieve remarkable success.”

Bulanda has been with Emerson since 1985 and in 2000 was appointed vice-president and general manager in its commercial and industrial motors business. He has been president of Control Techniques since October 2009.

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