ASCO Numatics Announces Winners of 2009 Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarships

FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY, USA, October 13, 2009 –ASCO Numatics, the world’s leading manufacturer of comprehensive fluid automation solutions, flow control, and pneumatics, today announced the winners of the 2009 ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarships. Ashley D. Donahoo of Spokane, Washington, and Daniel F. Gelwicks of Downers Grove, Illinois, will each receive a $5,000 scholarship. Additionally, ASCO Numatics will make $1,000 grants to the engineering departments of the University of Portland and Villanova University where Donahoo and Gelwicks are enrolled.

Donahoo, a junior at the University of Portland, is studying for a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.  Gelwicks is a senior studying for a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with a minor in mathematics at Villanova University.  He is also the current student body president. 

Donahoo and Gelwicks both received their awards at the ISA Young Automation Professionals Festival (YAPFEST) at the Reliant Center in Houston from ASCO Numatics Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing - Americas, Robert W. Kemple, Jr. ISA hosts YAPFEST every year for automation professionals between ages 18 and 30.

“Emerson is proud to offer financial support that helps build the next generation of engineering leaders,” said Kemple. “Overall, the qualifications of our applicants were exceptional and reflect their great potential to make significant contributions to the engineering industry. Ashley’s and Daniel’s achievements were truly outstanding and were highly representative of the ideals embodied in our scholarship program,” he said.

The scholarships are awarded annually based on the applicant’s potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the engineering and automation professions, particularly as they relate to the application of fluid control and fluid power technology.  

For information on the 2010 ASCO Numatics Engineering Scholarship, visit

About ASCO Numatics

ASCO Numatics, formed by the recent merger of ASCO and Numatics, is a business unit of Emerson Industrial Automation. ASCO Numatics offers comprehensive flow control and pneumatic solutions 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 valves, angle body piston valves, linear and rotary indicators, redundant control systems, and pressure sensors. The Numatics line covers valve manifolds, cylinders, grippers, filters, regulators, lubricators, and dryers.

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses.Sales in fiscal 2008 were $24.8 billion. For more information, visit