ACR-News
20 February 2017

Emerson Network Power rebrands and appoints new ceo

Emerson Network Power has rebranded as Vertiv and has appointed Rob Johnson as its new ceo.

Vertiv is a global provider of mission-critical infrastructure technologies for vital applications in data centres, communication networks and commercial and industrial environments. With headquarters in Columbus, Ohio (USA), the company has more than 20,000 employees and more than 25 manufacturing and assembly facilities worldwide.

Platinum Equity has acquired the business from Emerson in a deal worth more than $4 billion, while Emerson retains a minority interest in the company.

Rob Johnson was most recently an operating partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. He spent 10 years at American Power Conversion (APC) and was president and ceo when the company was sold to Schneider Electric for $6.1 billion in 2007.  While at APC he also served as general manager of the company’s Availability Enhancement Group.

In addition to his career at APC, Mr. Johnson has worked in executive positions at Consolidated Container Corporation, a provider of rigid plastic packaging solutions.

In 1989, Mr. Johnson founded Systems Enhancement Corporation (SEC), a company that created innovative software and hardware solutions for the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) industry. He sold the company to APC in 1997.

Vertiv will build on the broad portfolio of product and service offerings for power, thermal and IT management capabilities it previously offered as Emerson Network Power.

Comments

Already Registered?
Sign In
Not Yet Registered?
Register

World Refrigeration Day

Industry has embraced the inaugural World Refrigeration Day (WRD) with events happening all over the world....

  25-Jun-2019

Royal Armouries has J&E Hall cooling tech installed

A top tourist attraction in the north of England has installed J&E Hall cooling technology to protect museum artefacts from the ravages of infestation....

  10-Oct-2019

Chiller CyberCool WaterTec - Water cooled

Forward-thinking, environmentally friendly  and efficient The CyberCool WaterTec is a water-cooled chiller that combines all the relevant factors: the design is compact and maintenance friendly, the Turbocor technology is optimized for partial loads, and, in a forward-thinking manner, refrigerant quantities are minimized with the simultaneous use of a refrigerant that has a very low global warming potential.
  09-Oct-2019
ACR News is the number one magazine in the air conditioning and refrigeration industry. Don’t miss out, subscribe today!
Subcribe to ACR News

Diary

HVR Awards
IoR Northern branch annual dinner
IoR Scotland annual dinner
Thermozone "Maintenance is King at the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich" Trevor Dann
BESA NATIONAL CONFERENCE & AWARDS 2019