Lal Karsanbhai appointed Emerson CEO
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Lal Karsanbhai appointed Emerson CEO

Emerson, the automation technology and industrial software company, recently announced that Lal Karsanbhai, who has served as executive president of the company’s Automation Solutions business since 2018, will step in as the company’s new chief executive officer after David N Farr’s retirement on February 5.

According to the company news release, Karsanbhai, who has led the Automation Solutions to "strong performance, elevating Emerson’s software profile and digital transformation business", will also be joining the board of directors.

Karsanbhai, who is currently a member of Emerson’s Office of the Chief Executive, led the business with $11.2 billion in global sales in 2020. The Automation Solutions business offers advanced technologies, software and services to process, discrete and hybrid businesses in industries that include life sciences, power, energy, food and beverage, and water and wastewater.

Karsanbhai began his career at Emerson in 1995 as an international planner. He was appointed director of corporate planning in 1999, served as vice president of regulator technologies from 2002 to 2005 when he became vice president and general manager of natural gas for Emerson in France. He was named president of Emerson’s Fisher regulator technologies in 2008, a role he held until 2012 when he became vice president of planning with responsibility for Emerson’s global strategy. He was named president of Emerson’s former Network Power business in Europe, Middle East and Africa in 2014, and became group president of Emerson’s Rosemount Measurement and analytical business in 2016.

Written from a company news release.

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