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Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

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 www.asconumatics.com/scholarship.

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 www.asconumatics.com.

About Emerson and Emerson Industrial Automation

Emerson (www.Emerson.com) 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 (www.EmersonIndustrial.com), 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™.


Thursday, October 30th, 2014

ASCO Numatics Offers 2-Day Shipping for Numatics 449, 450, and 453 Series ISO Cylinders

Novi, Michigan, U.S.A. — October 30, 2014 — ASCO Numatics has announced that its Numatics 449, 450, and 453 Series ISO cylinders are now available for 2-day delivery through its Numatics Express quick-shipment program.

“Our North American-made, ISO-certified 449, 450, and 453 Series cylinders can now be ordered with 48-hour shipping — a dramatic improvement over competitors’ 10-day delivery times for comparable ISO products,” said Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing — Americas, ASCO Numatics. “This rapid delivery will help our customers reduce asset downtime and will provide OEM customers with additional time and flexibility for design changes.”

The short-stroke 449 Series cylinder is ideal for compact automation applications. The 450 Series is a robust tie rod design made for heavy-duty applications. The 453 Series is a profile tube design that is optimal for packaging and clean aesthetic requirements. All three of these new cylinders are perfect fits for the material handling, food and beverage, automotive, and packaging industries.

“Affordably priced, our ISO cylinder line offers a wider selection of accessories, stroke ranges, and mounting options than competitive products, giving engineers more flexibility and choices to meet their specific requirements,” said Kemple.

The Numatics ISO cylinders are designed with a clean profile tube and hygienic appearance that create more attractive, modern-looking equipment. They also have fewer grooves for less corrosion buildup and maintenance, and incorporate ASCO Numatics’ industry-leading quality for high reliability and low maintenance.

“The Numatics 449, 450, and 453 lines, with their globally recognized ISO certification, reduce a user’s inventory requirements by providing products that enable interchangeability and drop-in replacement on a worldwide basis,” Kemple said.

Numatics’ ISO cylinders are designed for a variety of motion control applications such as pusher stations, sorting conveyors, product transfer and ejection, measuring indicator and stop, and plastic pack cutting.

For more information, call Numatics at 1-888-NUMATICS (686-2842), e-mail insidesales@numatics.com, or visit www.numatics.com.

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 www.asconumatics.com.

About Emerson

Emerson www.Emerson.com 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 www.EmersonIndustrial.com, 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™.


Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

March 31st is Deadline to Apply for ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarships

FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY, USA — March 5, 2014 — March 31st is the deadline for U.S. students pursuing a degree in engineering to apply to the 2014 ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarship program, sponsored by ASCO Numatics, the world’s leading manufacturer of comprehensive fluid automation, flow control, and pneumatics solutions.

ASCO Numatics will award two $5,000 scholarships to U.S. engineering students, provide $1,000 grants to their college’s engineering departments, and host the students at “The Amazing Packaging Race” at PACK EXPO International in Chicago in November.

Details and forms are available at: www.asconumatics.com/scholarship.

“The ASCO Numatics Scholarship program provides talented U.S. students with the financial support they need to pursue their education, enhance their skills, and position them for a successful career in engineering,” said Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing – Americas, ASCO Numatics.

The ASCO Numatics scholarship is merit-based and will be awarded on the candidate’s 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. A panel of ASCO Numatics executives and independent judges will select the finalists.

Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program in an instrumentation, systems, electrical, mechanical, or automation engineering discipline at an accredited U.S. educational institution for the 2014/2015 academic year. Candidates must also maintain at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale, and be a U.S. citizen or legal U.S. resident. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2014. Details and forms are available at www.asconumatics.com/scholarship.

Over the past 7 years, ASCO Numatics has awarded $60,000 in scholarships to 12 students based on their potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the industrial automation engineering profession. In addition, ASCO Numatics has provided another $12,000 in grants to 10 U.S. schools of engineering.

ASCO Numatics will award the scholarships at “The Amazing Packaging Race” at PACK EXPO International, to take place in Chicago from November 2-5, 2014. The race, sponsored by ASCO Numatics, 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.

About ASCO Numatics

ASCO Numatics, a division of Emerson, 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 www.asconumatics.com.

About Emerson

Emerson www.Emerson.com 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 www.EmersonIndustrial.com, 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™.


Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

ASCO Numatics Announces 2014 Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarships

FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY, USA — January 23, 2014 — U.S. students pursuing a degree in engineering are urged to apply to the 2014 ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarship program, sponsored by ASCO Numatics, the world’s leading manufacturer of comprehensive fluid automation, flow control, and pneumatics solutions.

ASCO Numatics will award two $5,000 scholarships to U.S. engineering students, provide $1,000 grants to their college’s engineering departments, and host the students at “The Amazing Packaging Race” at PACK EXPO International in Chicago in November.

The application period begins on January 23, 2014. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2014. Details and forms are available at: www.asconumatics.com/scholarship.

“The ASCO Numatics Scholarship program provides talented U.S. students with the financial support they need to pursue their education, enhance their skills, and position them for a successful career in engineering,” said Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing – Americas, ASCO Numatics.

“Over the past 7 years, ASCO Numatics has awarded $60,000 in scholarships to 12 students based on their potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the industrial automation engineering profession. In addition, we have provided another $12,000 in grants to 10 U.S. schools of engineering,” he noted.

William (Daniel) Whitten, of Tulsa, Okla., a recipient of a 2013 scholarship and now a senior at Texas A&M University in College Station, said, “The ASCO Numatics scholarship provided a valuable source of funding that is helping me pay for my education and pursue opportunities I might not have otherwise been able to afford. Winning the award also encouraged me to continue seeking excellence in the engineering discipline through leadership and innovation. In addition, traveling to Las Vegas and attending the Pack Expo gave me an extremely memorable and unique perspective on the automation industry.”

Meghan Borz, of Buena, N.J., a recipient of a 2013 scholarship, said, “The generous scholarship from ASCO Numatics helped me pay for my tuition and receive my degree in mechanical engineering from Rowan University (Glassboro, N.J.). I have been able to focus more time on my coursework, athletics, applying to graduate schools, and applying for future career opportunities because I did not have the financial stress I had in previous semesters. The scholarship has enabled me to pursue my academic and career aspirations.”

The ASCO Numatics scholarship is merit-based and will be awarded on the candidate’s 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. A panel of ASCO Numatics executives and independent judges will select the finalists.

Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program in an instrumentation, systems, electrical, mechanical, or automation engineering discipline at an accredited U.S. educational institution for the 2014/2015 academic year. Candidates must also maintain at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale, and be a U.S. citizen or legal U.S. resident. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2014. Details and forms are available at www.asconumatics.com/scholarship.

ASCO Numatics will award the scholarships at “The Amazing Packaging Race” at PACK EXPO International, to take place in Chicago from November 2-5, 2014. The race, sponsored by ASCO Numatics, 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.

About ASCO Numatics

ASCO Numatics, a division of Emerson, 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 www.asconumatics.com.

About Emerson

Emerson www.Emerson.com 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 www.EmersonIndustrial.com, 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™.


Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Winners of 2013 ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarships Are Announced

FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY, USA, October 3, 2013 ASCO Numatics, the world’s leading manufacturer of comprehensive fluid automation, flow control, and pneumatics solutions, announced the recipients of the 2013 ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarship.

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 Unversity 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 www.asconumatics.com/scholarship.

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 www.asconumatics.com.

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 www.Emerson.com.


Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

ASCO Numatics Announces 2013 Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarships

ASCO Numatics Announces 2013 Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarships

FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY, USA – April 2, 2013 – ASCO Numatics, the world’s leading manufacturer of comprehensive fluid automation, flow control, and pneumatics solutions, today announced it has begun accepting applications for its 2013/2014 ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarship program. Under the program, ASCO Numatics will award two $5,000 scholarships to U.S. engineering students, provide two $1,000 grants to the engineering departments of the colleges at which the winners are enrolled, and host the two winners as all-expense paid guests at The Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO International 2013 on Sept. 25, 2013, in Las Vegas.

The deadline to apply is May 24, 2013. Details and forms are available at: http://www.asconumatics.com/scholarship.

“Engineering is a unique blend of creativity, science and technology. Advancements have never been more rapid and never more exciting. Are we ready for the challenges of tomorrow? As a global industry leader today, it is our responsibility to ensure that we are,” said Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing – Americas, ASCO Numatics.

“Our goal in 2013 with the ASCO Numatics Scholarship Program — as it has been over the past five years — is to identify and support the nurturing and promotion of the best-of-the-best students of today in their training and journey to become our next generation of engineering leaders tomorrow,” Kemple said.

Since its inception in 2008, the ASCO Numatics scholarship program has awarded a total of $50,000 in scholarships to 10 students pursuing careers in industrial automation-related disciplines, and provided a total of $10,000 in grants to eight schools of engineering.

“The ASCO Numatics scholarship helped me pay for my last semester’s tuition and receive my degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University. It has encouraged me to continue to strive for excellence as I start my career in manufacturing,” said Kelsey Johnson, recipient of a scholarship from ASCO Numatics in 2012.

Brad Perry, now an engineer at The Boeing Company, said receiving the ASCO Numatics scholarship in 2008 impacted him as both an academic and professional. “The scholarship further led me down the path to make a difference, push the limits of technology, continue to provide quality products, and push myself to difficult but attainable goals.”

The ASCO Numatics scholarships are merit-based and will be awarded on the candidate’s 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. A panel of ASCO Numatics executives and independent judges will select the finalists.

Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program in an instrumentation, systems, electrical, mechanical, or automation engineering discipline at an accredited U.S. educational institution for the 2013/2014 academic year. Candidates must also maintain at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale, and be a U.S. citizen or legal U.S. resident. Several changes to this year’s application process will make it easier for engineering students to participate. Complete application details and forms are available at: http://www.asconumatics.com/scholarship.

The application deadline for the scholarship is May 24, 2013. Details and forms to apply are online at: http://www.asconumatics.com/scholarship. ASCO Numatics will present the scholarship awards as part of the Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO International 2013, Sept. 25, 2013, in Las Vegas.

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.

About ASCO Numatics

ASCO Numatics, a division of Emerson, 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 www.asconumatics.com

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 www.Emerson.com.

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Thursday, November 8th, 2012

ASCO Numatics Announces Winners of 2012 Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarships

FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY, USA, November 8, 2012 – ASCO Numatics, the world’s leading manufacturer of comprehensive fluid automation, flow control, and pneumatics solutions, has announced the recipients of the 2012 ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarship. Kelsey Johnson of Brownsburg, Indiana, and Nathan Koetsier of Marne, Michigan, will each receive $5,000 as part of the scholarship program. Additionally, ASCO Numatics will make $1,000 grants to the engineering departments of Purdue University and Michigan Technological University, the schools that Johnson and Koetsier respectively attend.

“This year, ASCO Numatics had the largest and most qualified field of applicants in our scholarship program’s history,” said Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing – Americas, ASCO Numatics. “Kelsey and Nathan stood out from the other applicants for their potential to succeed in the industrial automation industry. We look forward to seeing great things from them in the future.”

Johnson will graduate with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Purdue University in May 2013. Koetsier will also receive a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering in May 2013 from Michigan Technological University.

ASCO Numatics presented the awards as part of PMMI’s annual 2012 Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO Chicago. The race sends teams of packaging students around the exhibition floor to earn points from exhibitors by completing packaging and processing related tasks. ASCO Numatics’ sponsorship of the race helped support the PMMI Education and Training Foundation, which provides scholarships to packaging students from PMMI partner schools.

The ASCO Numatics Engineering Scholarships are awarded annually based on the candidates’ 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. A panel of ASCO Numatics and independent judges selected the finalists.

For information on the 2012/2013 ASCO Numatics Engineering Scholarship, visit http://www.asconumatics.com/scholarship.

 

About ASCO Numatics

ASCO Numatics, a company of Emerson, 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 www.asconumatics.com

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 through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and tools and storage businesses. Sales in fiscal 2011 were $24.2 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.

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Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

ASCO Numatics Announces 2012 Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarships

Streamlined application process simplifies participation

FLORHAM PARK, NEW JERSEY, USA, April 3, 2012 – ASCO Numatics, the world’s leading manufacturer of comprehensive fluid automation, flow control, and pneumatics solutions, today announced the 2012/2013 ASCO Numatics Industrial Automation Engineering Scholarship program.  The program awards two $5,000 scholarships to U.S. engineering students pursuing careers in industrial automation-related disciplines. ASCO Numatics will also make $1,000 grants to the engineering departments of the colleges in which the winners are enrolled. The application deadline is May 25, 2012.

“The industrial automation industry is constantly evolving and it is imperative that we evolve with it. Today’s engineering students will lead companies into the next-generation of industrial automation and we are proud to support their efforts,” said Robert W. Kemple, Jr., executive vice president, sales and marketing – Americas, ASCO Numatics. “As we enter the fourth year of offering this scholarship, it is gratifying to see our past scholarship winners beginning to graduate and advance in their respective careers.”

The scholarships are merit-based and will be awarded on the candidate’s 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. A panel of ASCO Numatics executives and independent judges will select the finalists.

Applicants must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program in an instrumentation, systems, electrical, mechanical, or automation engineering discipline at an accredited U.S. educational institution for the 2012/2013 academic year. Candidates must also maintain at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale, and be a U.S. citizen or legal U.S. resident. Several changes to this year’s application process will make it easier for engineering students to participate. Complete application details and forms are available at: http://www.asconumatics.com/scholarship.

The application deadline for the scholarship is May 25, 2012. ASCO Numatics will present the scholarship awards as part of the Amazing Packaging Race at PACK EXPO International 2012, October 28 – 31, 2012, at McCormick Place in Chicago.

About ASCO Numatics

ASCO Numatics, a division of Emerson, 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 http://www.asconumatics.com.

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 2011 were $24.2 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.


Thursday, January 6th, 2011

Century Park Capital Partners Announces the Recapitalization of Cirtec Medical Systems, LLC

January 6, 2011, LOS ANGELES – Century Park Capital Partners is pleased to announce that it led the recapitalization of Cirtec Medical Systems LLC (“Cirtec”) along with Charter Oak Equity and the company’s founders. Cirtec is a leading provider of client focused, comprehensive medical product design, engineering and manufacturing solutions. Cirtec provides its customers with highly technical solutions, utilizing its expertise in minimally invasive systems, active and passive implants, and medical electronics. Cirtec was formed in 2009 from the merger of Circle Medical Devices and Texcel Medical. The company operates out of locations in Los Gatos, California and East Longmeadow, Massachusetts.

“We chose to partner with Century Park because of their philosophy of collaborating with management and their track record of successfully helping businesses grow,” stated Barry Smith, CEO of Cirtec. “Century Park’s leadership and access to resources will allow us to maintain our industry leading position in the outsourced medical device design and manufacturing industry as we take our business to the next level.”

Larry Derose, one of the founders of the company said, “This partnership with Century Park is the next step in our company’s evolution. By coupling our success in the market with Century Park’s proven experience helping businesses of our size grow, we have become exceptionally well positioned to capture the tremendous opportunities that exist in our marketplace.”

Century Park Capital Partners has experienced success in the medical device arena through prior investments in the medical contract manufacturing sector.

Chip Roellig, a Managing Partner of Century Park, stated, “We are very enthusiastic about our new partnership with Cirtec. Cirtec’s reputation as the market leader and its customer relationships with major medical device OEMs in the neurostimulation and cardiovascular markets set the company apart from other medical device design and manufacturing firms. Cirtec is especially attractive because they offer their customers a range of highly technical capabilities that improve device design and reduce time to market for new devices, while offering a superior economic value proposition. Furthermore, Cirtec is well positioned to take advantage of the trend in increased outsourcing of medical device design and manufacturing. As neurostimulation and cardiovascular devices evolve and gain further acceptance, Cirtec is primed for growth.”

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The investment by Century Park was made from its latest fund, Century Park Capital Partners II, L.P.

About Cirtec Medical Systems

Cirtec Medical Systems, through its partnerships with its customers, has become a leading single-source provider of comprehensive medical product design and manufacturing solutions from concept through high-volume finished goods across all therapeutic categories. Its technically-driven, 130-person team has particular expertise in minimally invasive systems, active and passive implants, and medical electronics. Cirtec Medical Systems is ISO-13485 (2003) and FDA certified and maintains locations in Los Gatos, California and East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. For more information about Cirtec, please visit www.cirtecmed.com.

About Century Park Capital Partners

Century Park Capital Partners is a Los Angeles-based private equity firm that partners with owner/managers to build successful companies. The firm specializes in facilitating owner liquidity and business expansion by providing equity for recapitalizations, buyouts, growth financings, and acquisitions. More information on Century Park Capital Partners can be found at www.centuryparkcapital.com.

About Charter Oak Equity

Charter Oak Equity is a Westport, CT based private equity firm. Charter Oak Equity focuses on niche manufacturing, packaging, medical products & services, specialty chemicals, consumer products and financial services companies ranging in size from $5 million to $150 million in enterprise value.  More information on Charter Oak Equity can be found at www.charteroak-equity.com.

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Public Relations contact, Boston:  Don Goncalves, dgoncalves@tizinc.com, 781-793-9380, for Tiziani Whitmyre Inc., http://www.tizinc.com/public-relations


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