ASCO Numatics Announces 2014 Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarship Winners

FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY, USA – November 5, 2014 - ASCO Numatics, the world’s leading manufacturer of comprehensive fluid automation, flow control, and pneumatics solutions, announced the recipients of the 2014 ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarship.

The recipients, Nicholas Aerni of Taylor Mill, KY, a senior at The University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY, and Kaitlyn A. Martin of Baytown, TX, a senior at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO; were each awarded a $5,000 scholarship from ASCO Numatics towards their Bachelor’s program degrees in electrical/computer engineering and mechanical engineering.

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

“These students represent the next-generation of the engineering industry,” said Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing – Americas, ASCO Numatics.

“Their understanding of the renewable energy and green technology, and their commitment to community impressed us tremendously. We are very proud to support Mr. Aerni and Ms. Martin as they prepare for their future careers.”

ASCO Numatics announced the scholarship winners at PMMI’s annual Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO 2014 in Chicago. 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 seventh year, has awarded a total of $70,000 in merit-based scholarships to 14 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 $14,000 in grants to 12 schools of engineering. For information on the scholarship 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 and Emerson Industrial Automation

Emerson ( 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 2013 were $24.7 billion. Emerson Industrial Automation (, a business of Emerson, provides automation and power generation technologies and services to a wide range of industries. With its global capabilities and deep industry expertise, Emerson Industrial Automation is a trusted partner for products and solutions that increase machine performance, efficiency, reliability, and availability. Its industry-leading brands include Appleton®, ASCO®, Branson®, Browning®, Control Techniques, Kop-Flex®, Leroy-Somer®, McGill®, Morse®, Numatics®, O-Z/Gedney, Rollway®, SealMaster®, and System Plast™.