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Emerson Climate Technologies merges two businesses


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October 16, 2015

Emerson Climate Technologies has integrated White-Rodgers, its St. Louis-based company, and Flow Controls businesses into a single organization, effective October 1, 2015.
Jack Huether assumes responsibility over the consolidated business, which is operating as White-Rodgers. Huether, now president of White-Rodgers, has been an Emerson executive with over 30 years of HVAC industry experience. “This new alignment leaves us well-positioned to meet the evolving needs of our customers and industry partners,” Huether said.
The consolidated White-Rodgers has a portfolio of heating and cooling products, which will be sold under both the White-Rodgers and Emerson brands.
“The alignment of these two businesses will create a much stronger offering from Emerson Climate Technologies in the HVAC/R market and the synergies in product development, engineering and operations will provide our customers with better solutions to their system requirements,” said Bob Sharp, Emerson executive vice president and business leader. White-Rodgers continues to be part of the Emerson Climate Technologies business platform led by Sharp.
Other staffing changes as a result of the reorganization include the appointment of Geoff Godwin to vice president of OEM sales for global business. Bob Brown was named vice president of aftermarket sales including United States, Latin America and Canada. Ed Blittschau is now the vice president of marketing and product planning.


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