Emerson names Baril homeland security product director for Rosemount Analytical

Furthering its commitment to water security, Emerson named Richard Baril director of Rosemount Analytical homeland security products. Baril will oversee all aspects of manufacturing, quality control, engineering and delivery of the popular Rosemount Analytical multiparameter, real-world water quality monitoring solutions. These solutions are flexible to meet a wide variety of individual plant needs, while being robust and long-lasting to require minimal maintenance...

Dec 3rd, 2004

IRVINE, CA, Dec. 2, 2004 -- Emerson Process Management today expanded its commitment to water safety with the appointment of Richard Baril to the position of director of Rosemount Analytical homeland security products. In his new position, Baril will oversee all aspects of manufacturing, quality control, engineering and delivery of the popular Rosemount Analytical multiparameter, "real world" water quality monitoring solutions.

According to Baril, "Keeping water quality systems safe is a national priority. But today it's a complicated job. Aging infrastructure and outmoded analyzers complicate prevention of waterborne disease in many water plants, making detection of serious contamination difficult. It's our job to provide solutions that are not only effective, but also realistic and can be implemented quickly with the budgets, level of manpower and expertise available to most water processing plants today. That's Emerson's commitment and it's mine."

In this new position, Baril reports directly to John Wright, vice president of marketing for Emerson Process Management's Rosemount Analytical business. Wright stated, "There isn't a better person for this job than Richard. His background in biochemistry and microbiology, combined with 26 years of experience in water quality engineering, makes him a true leader in the field. He is a dedicated professional."

Baril is on the board of directors of the International Ozone Association, and is an active member of the American Water Works Association and the Instrument Society of America. He is certified in homeland security by the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute. He lectures on water quality and homeland security across the country and has published several articles on these topics. He most recently participated in the Asia-Pacific Homeland Security Summit.

Baril added, "The demand for our water quality monitoring solutions has truly driven the creation of a virtual 'company within a company' so that we can deliver the kind of products our government and industry require. I'm honored to have been chosen to head this enterprise for Emerson."

About Emerson Process Management
Emerson Process Management (www.emersonprocess.com), an Emerson business, is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution in the life science, chemical, oil and gas, refining, pulp and paper, power, food and beverage and other industries. A division of Emerson, Rosemount Analytical (www.raihome.com) includes a Liquid Division in Irvine, Calif. that designs and manufactures analyzers, transmitters and sensors for the on-line measurement of pH, ORP, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, chlorine, ozone and turbidity. The best-in-class technology and expertise of Rosemount Analytical play a key role in Emerson's combination of superior products and technology with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services. Emerson brands include PlantWeb; Rosemount; Fisher; Micro Motion; Daniel, DeltaV; Ovation; and AMS Suite.

About Emerson
St. Louis-based Emerson (www.gotoemerson.com) is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers in process control; electronics and telecommunications; industrial automation; heating, ventilating and air conditioning; and appliances and tools. Sales in fiscal 2004 were $15.6 billion.

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