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Edward L. Monser

Retired President and Chief Operating Officer of Emerson Electric Co.
Director of the Company since 2013.

Mr. Monser is the retired president of Emerson Electric Co., a global industrial controls products company. At the time of his retirement, Mr. Monser had more than 30 years of experience in senior operational positions at Emerson and played key roles in globalizing the company, having held increasingly senior positions at the company, including chief operating officer (2001 to 2015), president of its Rosemount Inc. subsidiary (1996 to 2001), and various operations, new product development, engineering and technology positions. 

Mr. Monser currently serves as a director of Vertiv, a private company that provides equipment and services for datacenters and has been appointed as a director of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd., effective December 17, 2018. He was vice chairman of the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum and was a member of the Economic Development Board for China’s Guangdong Province and a former director and vice chairman of the U.S.-China Business Council. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in education from Eastern Michigan University. 

As former president and chief operating officer of a premier global industrial organization, Mr. Monser provides the Board with a solid understanding of industrial operations, supply chain optimization and continuous improvement, extensive experience in international business operations, particularly in emerging markets, and a demonstrated capability in strategic planning and organizational development. 

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