PITTSBURGH, Sept. 27, 2002 — To better reflect its role in providing industry-specific technology and innovative customer solutions, Emerson has renamed its Westinghouse Process Control unit as the Power & Water Solutions division of Emerson Process Management.
The Pittsburgh-based division specializes in providing advanced automation, process control, asset optimization, and information-based technology solutions to meet the operational and regulatory compliance challenges of operating power plants and water and waste treatment facilities.
Among the division’s best known products is Ovation®, a sophisticated, reliable real-time monitoring and process control technology designed specifically to help utility operators improve plant efficiency while meeting or exceeding performance standards.
The name change reflects the division’s role as a leading industry area of expertise for Emerson Process Management. The change also allows the division to be more closely identified with Emerson Process Management’s broad range of products and industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management, and maintenance services to improve process-related operations.
“In response to the needs of power and water facilities, we are continuing to shift from our traditional role as a control systems supplier to that of a process operations consultant,” said Ann Pauley, president of the Power & Water Solutions division. “With this transition, it makes more sense for our customers to know us as the power and water experts at Emerson Process Management.”
Emerson acquired Westinghouse Process Control from CBS Inc., in 1997.
About Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management (www.emersonprocess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in 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.
The Power & Water Solutions division (www.emersonprocess-powerwater.com) is one of the industry competency centers of Emerson Process Management. The company combines superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management, and maintenance services. Its brands include PlantWeb®; Ovation®; SmartProcessà¢â€ž-; Fisher®; Micro Motion®; Rosemount®; DeltaVà¢â€ž-; Intellution®, and AMS.
St. Louis-based Emerson (www.gotoemerson.com) is a global specialist in 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 2001 were $15.5 billion.
SOURCE: Emerson Process Management