FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY, USA, October 11, 2011 – ASCO Numatics, the world’s leading manufacturer of comprehensive fluid automation, flow control, and pneumatics solutions, announced today the recipients of the 2011 ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarships. John R. Frazier of Louisville, Kentucky, and Collin P. Veele of Grand Haven, Michigan, will each receive a $5,000 scholarship. Additionally, ASCO Numatics will make $1,000 grants to the engineering departments of the University of Louisville and Michigan Technological University, the schools that Frazier and Veele respectively attend.
“We received a record number of applications for this year’s scholarships from a very talented pool of applicants,” said Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing – Americas, ASCO Numatics.“ John and Collin stood out based on their accomplishments and their potential for leadership and innovation. We are very proud to support their continuing education.”
Frazier will graduate with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the University of Louisville in 2012. He will receive his master’s degree in electrical engineering in 2013. Veele will receive a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 2012 from Michigan Technological University.
ASCO Numatics presented the awards as part of PMMI’s annual Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2011. The race sends teams of packaging students around the show floor to earn points from exhibitors by completing packaging and processing related tasks. ASCO Numatics’ sponsorship of the race helped support the PMMI Education and Training Foundation, which provides scholarship to packaging students from PMMI partner schools.
The ASCO Numatics Engineering Scholarships are awarded annually based on the candidates’ potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the industrial automation engineering profession, particularly as it relates to the application of fluid control and fluid power technologies. A panel of Emerson, ASCO Numatics, and independent judges selected the finalists.
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About ASCO Numatics
ASCO Numatics, a division of Emerson, offers comprehensive fluid automation solutions, including flow control and pneumatics products, for a wide range of industry-focused applications. The ASCO Numatics product line in North America consists of more than 50,000 valves, an extensive selection of air preparation equipment, and a full line of actuation products. ASCO products include solenoid pilot valvesangle body piston valves, linear indicators, redundant control systems, and pressure sensors. The Numatics line covers valve manifolds, cylinders, grippers, filters, regulators, and lubricators. For more information about ASCO Numatics products, visit www.asco.com.
Emerson Industrial Automation
Emerson Industrial Automation, a business of Emerson, delivers manufacturing solutions designed with leading technologies — including mechanical, electrical and ultrasonic — to provide the most advanced industrial automation possible for numerous and diverse industries worldwide. The company’s wide range of products and systems used in manufacturing processes and other equipment includes motion control systems, plastics joining, precision cleaning, materials-testing equipment, fluid control valves, alternators, motors, and mechanical power transmission drives and bearings. For information, visit
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and tools and storage businesses. Sales in fiscal 2010 were $21 billion. For more information, visit