ASCO Numatics Announces Winners of Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarships

FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY, USA, October 17, 2008 – ASCO Numatics, the world’s leading manufacturer of flow control and pneumatics solutions, announced the winners of the 2008 ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarships.  Michael J. Denk of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Bradley A. Perry, of Kirtland, Ohio will each receive a $5,000 scholarship. Additionally, ASCO Numatics will make $1,000 grants to the engineering departments of Marquette University and the University of Miami where Denk and Perry are enrolled.

Robert W. Kemple, Jr., Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing- Americas ASCO Numatics presented the awards to Perry and Denk at the ISA Young Automation Professionals Festival (YAPFEST) at the Reliant Center in Houston. ISA hosts YAPFEST for automation professionals between ages 18 and 30.

“ASCO Numatics fully recognizes that it is today’s engineering students that will lead the charge in solving tomorrow's engineering challenges,” said Kemple. “This scholarship program demonstrates Emerson’s ongoing commitment to enriching the talent pool that is available to help our customers rise to tomorrow’s industrial processing challenges.  Among all applicants, Brad and Michael demonstrated the strongest potential and greatest capability for innovation and leadership in this important endeavor.  We are excited to be a part of building this new generation of engineering leaders, starting with these exemplary students.”

Perry, a senior at the University of Miami, is studying for a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.  Denk is studying for a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with a concentration in thermo-fluid science at Marquette University. 

The scholarships were awarded on the 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 2009 ASCO Numatics Engineering Scholarship, visit www.asco/scholarship.

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, valve monitoring systems, 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 2007 were $22.6 billion. For more information, visit tion, visit