Edward L. Monser is the Former President of Emerson Electric, where he drove the company’s international growth opportunities and global shared service organizations. He has more than 30 years of experience in senior operational positions at Emerson and played key roles in globalizing the company. Monser was a member of the company’s Office of the Chief Executive and served as Emerson’s chief operating officer from 2001-2015.
Monser began his career as a senior engineer at Rosemount in 1981. After serving in several engineering management positions, he was named Rosemount’s director of technology in 1987. Two years later, he became director of new products and technology. Monser went on to hold vice president positions overseeing several critical operations at Rosemount before becoming its executive vice president and general manager, and then president.
From 1996 until becoming COO in 2001, Monser was president of Emerson’s Rosemount business unit. Under his leadership, Rosemount developed a range of innovative “smart” measurement and analytical devices for the process industry, expanded its service and solutions capabilities, and implemented significant operational efficiencies.
Active in promoting international understanding and trade, Monser serves on the advisory Economic Development Board for China’s Guangdong Province and the board of advisors for South Ural State University in Chelyabinsk, Russia, in addition to his position with USISPF.
In the St. Louis community, Monser has served on the boards of directors or trustees for several educational, civic and charitable organizations, including Ranken Technical College (current chairman) and the Midwest Cargo Hub Commission (vice chairman). In addition, he is a member of the boards of trustees of Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and its Armour College of Engineering (chairman).
Additionally, Monser serves on the Board of Directors for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., a company that provides gases and related services for the energy, electronics and manufacturing sectors. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Canadian Pacific Railroad .
Monser received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1980. He also has a bachelor’s degree in education from Eastern Michigan University and is an alumnus of the executive education program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.