Emerson Process Management appoints new president for Europe

02 January 2013

Emerson Process Management has announced the appointment of Roel Van Doren as President, Europe.

In his new role, Van Doren will be responsible for leading all European sales and marketing activities. He takes over from Bob Sharp, who is moving to a new position at Emerson, in St. Louis, USA.

Van Doren will remain at his current base at Emerson’s European head office in Baar, Switzerland, where he previously held the position of vice president, Northern Europe.

Commenting on the appointment, Steve Sonnenberg, president, Emerson Process Management, said: "I am delighted to announce the appointment of Roel to this key position. Europe is a significant part of the Emerson Process Management business and our continuing investment in the region demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest level of service and support to our customers.”

Van Doren said: "This is an exciting time for Emerson in Europe as we are growing our network of regional service and support centres and expanding our manufacturing operations. My aim will be to support our stated objective to make Emerson a Trusted Advisor, providing technology that is easy to install and use, and people that are responsive to our customers’ requirements."

Van Doren has been with Emerson for 22 years, progressing through the organisation in various management roles. After ten years with the Belgian organisation, Van Doren moved to the UK in September 2000 and became the general manager Operations for the UK and Ireland. Subsequently he took an assignment in the US as vice president of the Refining and Chemical Industry Center.

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