New Leadership Roles at Emerson Network Power
[September 23, 2008] – Emerson
Network Power, a business of Emerson and the global leader in
enabling Business-Critical Continuity™, announced today that Anand Ekbote
and Charles O’Donnell have earned new executive leadership roles. Ekbote now has
a leadership role in the Emerson Network
and infrastructure management center of expertise for the Liebert business
as vice president of monitoring, and O’Donnell is playing a lead role in product
development as vice president of engineering for the Liebert AC
Ekbote takes charge of Emerson’s
Liebert monitoring business in North America,
along with responsibility for the related global technology and product
management for monitoring. As part of this role, he will work toward providing
IT and facility managers with software solutions to help them manage their
increasingly complex and rapidly changing computing environments. In this
capacity, he is working closely with Aperture, an Emerson Network Power business, and other partners to
strengthen Emerson’s total data center infrastructure management software
Ekbote was vice president of
corporate planning for the Systems business at Emerson
Network Power since January 2003 where he was responsible for
driving the Emerson planning process and facilitating several key acquisitions.
He played a lead role in the development of the Energy Logic white paper, which has
become one of the industry’s foremost roadmaps for reducing energy consumption
in the data center. Before holding that position, he was president at
Emerson Network Power India. He
earned a bachelor’s of science degree in electrical engineering from the Indian
Institute of Technology, and a master’s of business administration degree from
the Indian Institute of Management.
In his new role, Charles O’Donnell
directs new global product development for Emerson’s Liebert AC power products.
Additionally, he manages test and development labs, support engineering, and
continuous improvement initiatives designed to solve specific customer
challenges and enhance product quality and safety.
O’Donnell, who fills the position
vacated by Peter
Panfil when he was promoted to vice president and general manager of the Liebert
AC Power business, began his career at Emerson
Network Power in 2003 with Emerson’s Liebert Services business,
with his most recent position being vice president of monitoring and
professional services. Prior to joining Emerson, he held positions in quality
management, research and development, and reliability engineering.
O’Donnell has a bachelor’s of
science degree in engineering science from Iowa State University and masters
degrees in both nuclear engineering and electrical and computer engineering from
the University of Wisconsin.
About Emerson Network
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson
(NYSE:EMR), is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical
Continuity™ from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers,
health care and industrial facilities. Emerson Network
Power provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas
including AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and
power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls,
monitoring, and connectivity. All solutions are supported globally by local
Emerson Network Power service
technicians. Learn more about Emerson Network
Power products and services at www.emersonnetworkpower.com.
(NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, is a global leader in
bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to
customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation,
climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2007
were $22 billion. For more information, visit www.emerson.com.