Emerson Electric (St. Louis): Craig Ashmore was named as executive vice president. He has been senior vice president for planning and development since 2004. In October 2007,, he was named a member of Emerson's Office of Chief Executive, the company's top management team that sets global strategy. Ashmore's duties, which will remain the same, include managing Emerson's strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate technology functions, as well as leadership of Emerson Network Power's connectivity solutions business. Ashmore is a member of the board of NEMA, and holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical and civil engineering at the University of Connecticut and a master's degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.