ASCO Numatics Announces 2013 Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarship Winners

FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY, USA, October 03, 2013 - ASCO Numatics, the world’s leading manufacturer of comprehensive fluid automation, flow control, and pneumatics solutions, has announced the recipients of the 2013 ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering


The recipients, William (Daniel) Whitten, of Tulsa, Okla., a junior at Texas A & M University in College Station, Texas; and Meghan Borz, of Buena, N.J., a senior at Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J., were each awarded a $5,000 scholarship from ASCO Numatics towards their Bachelor's program degrees in mechanical engineering.

ASCO Numatics will further support their studies with an additional $1,000 grant to the engineering departments at each of their universities.

“Engineers apply creativity and skills to transform innovation into reality. The ASCO Numatics scholarship program applies that same spirit by helping support leading students in their education to become the next generation leaders in industry and technology,” said Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing – Americas, ASCO Numatics. “We are proud to support Mr. Whitten and Ms. Borz as they prepare for their future careers.”

ASCO Numatics announced the scholarship winners at PMMI’s annual 2013 Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO 2013 in Las Vegas. The two students were guests at the Expo, courtesy of ASCO Numatics.

Sponsored by ASCO Numatics, the Amazing Packaging Race is a fun and educational event that pits teams of packaging students, from programs around the country, against each other in a race to gather points by completing tasks at specific PACK EXPO booths. ASCO Numatics’ sponsorship of the race helps support the PMMI Education and Training Foundation, which provides scholarships to packaging students from PMMI partner schools.

The ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarship program, now in its sixth year, has awarded a total of $60,000 in merit-based scholarships to 12 students, based on their 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. The company has provided an additional $12,000 in grants to 10 schools of engineering. For information on the program, visit

About ASCO Numatics

ASCO Numatics, an Emerson company, offers comprehensive fluid automation solutions, including fluid control and fluid power 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 valves, angle 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

About Emerson

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 around the world. The company is comprised of five business segments: Process Management, Industrial Automation, Network Power, Climate Technologies, and Commercial & Residential Solutions. Sales in fiscal 2012 were $24.4 billion. For more information, visit

2013 ASCO Numatics Scholarship Winner

2013 Engineering Scholarship Winners with Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing - Americas, ASCO Numatics. (Whitten - left, Kemple - center, Borz - right)


  • ASCO Numatics announces winners of 2013 industrial automation engineering scholarship
  • ASCO Numatics presents Engineering Scholarship awards at PACK EXPO’s Amazing Packaging Race in Las Vegas
  • Each student receives a $5,000 scholarship
  • The engineering department at each university receives a $1,000 grant
  • William (Daniel) Whitten, a junior at Texas A & M University in College Station
  • Meghan Borz, a senior at Rowan University