Ramnath to lead comprehensive marketing, brand
and communications strategy for global automation leader
LOUIS, April 5, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Global
technology and software company Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today appointed
Vidya Ramnath senior vice president
and chief marketing officer, effective June
1. Ramnath, who currently serves as Emerson's Middle East and Africa president, will report to Emerson President and Chief Executive Officer
Lal Karsanbhai and serve on Emerson's Office of the Chief
Executive. As CMO, she will lead global marketing, brand, external
communications, and play a vital role in driving greater awareness
of Emerson's continued evolution as a global automation leader
across customer stakeholders and investor communities.
"Vidya is a proven leader with the ability to help teams
navigate complex, fast-evolving landscapes with confidence and
strong collaboration," Karsanbhai said. "Her experience across
Emerson's global businesses, combined with her deep knowledge of
the industries and customers we serve, uniquely position Vidya to
accelerate momentum on our evolving brand journey."
Across her nearly 30-year Emerson career, Ramnath has held
several key marketing, sales and operations leadership roles
globally since joining the company in 1994 as a manufacturing
engineer for Rosemount in Singapore. Ramnath held a number of roles with
increasing responsibility, including senior manager of customer
care for Emerson's Flow business in Asia
Pacific and the director of marketing for Rosemount.
Ramnath became the vice president of marketing for Emerson Asia
Pacific in 2010 along with business leadership for Emerson's
wireless portfolio. In 2016, Ramnath became vice president of
Plantweb Solutions and Services in the global sales organization
and was named vice president of Asia
Pacific for measurement and analytical in 2017. She held
this role until 2019, when she was promoted to her current role as
president of Middle East and
Africa for Emerson.
"I've had the privilege of working closely with our customers
throughout my career, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to
engage with them in a new way as we elevate the brand of Emerson as
a global automation leader," Ramnath said. "Emerson has such an
incredible story, and I am energized to help our global team share
this important next chapter with the world."
Ramnath was recognized among Forbes Middle East's Power Businesswomen in 2020 and
received the 2022 "Women in Leadership" Equality in Energy award
from EGYPS. In her role as CMO, she succeeds Kathy Button Bell, who retired in December 2022.
Ramnath has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from
the University of Madras in India
and a master's degree in industrial engineering from the
University of Texas at Arlington. She
and her family will relocate to Emerson's corporate
Emerson (NYSE: EMR) is a global
technology and software company providing innovative solutions for
the world's essential industries. Through its leading automation
portfolio, including its majority stake in AspenTech, Emerson helps
hybrid, process and discrete manufacturers optimize operations,
protect personnel, reduce emissions and achieve their
sustainability goals. For more information, visit Emerson.com.
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