PITTSBURGH, Dec. 9, 2003 — Emerson Process Management announced that Bob Yeager was named president of its Power & Water Solutions industry center, effective Jan. 1, 2004.
Combined with automation and optimization services, Emerson’s Power & Water Solutions industry center provides advanced distributed process control software and systems, including the Ovation® expert control system, part of Emerson’s PlantWeb® digital plant architecture.
Yeager, currently president of Emerson’s Process Systems division, succeeds Ann Pauley, who is leaving Emerson after 30 years to pursue an opportunity in the entertainment industry with her sister, Jane Pauley. Ann Pauley, who joined Emerson (formerly Westinghouse) in 1973, has served as president of Power & Water Solutions since 1998.
“Ann helped put Emerson Process Management on the map in the power and water/wastewater treatment industries,” said John Berra, president, Emerson Process Management. “Under Ann’s leadership, Power & Water Solutions has grown substantially. Now, with Bob at the helm, Power & Water Solutions is poised for future growth as his insight, expertise and customer dedication further enhances Emerson’s leadership role in these industries.”
Yeager brings over 20 years of experience to his new position. He started his career with TRW as a software design engineer, then joined Westinghouse (now Emerson Process Management Power & Water Solutions) as a systems engineer in 1982. He held positions of increasing responsibility there, including manager of control and IS integration, manager of strategic engineering and finally, vice president of sales, marketing and engineering.
Yeager holds a bachelor’s degree in data and systems analysis from Carnegie Mellon and a master’s in computer science from the University of Pittsburgh.
About Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management (www.emersonprocess.com), an Emerson business, is helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the power, water and wastewater treatment, chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and other industries.
Emerson’s Power & Water Solutions division (www.emersonprocess-powerwater.com), formerly Westinghouse Process Control, is a global supplier of advanced distributed process control and information systems. The Pittsburgh-based company is a recognized leader in developing plant-wide process control solutions for the power generation, water treatment and wastewater treatment industries. Power & Water Solutions plays a key role in the Emerson mission of combining superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services.
St. Louis-based Emerson (www.gotoemerson.com) is bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers in process control; electronics and telecommunications; industrial automation; heating, ventilating and air conditioning; and appliance and tools. Sales in fiscal 2003 were $14 billion.