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President of Emerson to speak at WVU on digital transformation of industry and jobs

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Mike Train, president of Emerson, will present “Hype or Hero: How Internet of Things and Digital Transformation are Impacting Industry and Jobs,” on Wednesday, October 30 at 3 p.m., at West Virginia University. The lecture, part of the Glen H. Hiner Distinguished Lecture Series in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, will be held in room 113 of the Mineral Resources Building on the Evansdale Campus.  

Train began his career with Emerson, the multinational Fortune 500 company that manufactures products and engineering services for a wide range of industrial, commercial and residential markets in 1991. He first joined the organization as an international planner and advanced to serve in a variety of leadership roles prior to his most recent appointment as the executive president of Emerson’s Automation Solutions business. Now as president of Emerson, he drives the company’s focus on software and digital technology development, major investments, international growth and global shared service organizations.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from General Motors Institute and a master’s degree in business administration from Cornell University. Train currently serves on Cornell University’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management Advisory Council, Ranken Technical College’s Board of Trustees and was a 2008 Eisenhower Fellowship recipient.

In addition, Train serves as chairman of Emerson Automation Solutions, continuing the automation leadership he brought to his former appointment as executive president of the company.

Now in its 14th year, the Glen H. Hiner Distinguished Lecture Series is named in honor of the outstanding alumnus who, in 2005, established an endowment to support the deanship of the Statler College at WVU.

Hiner graduated from WVU’s Department of Electrical Engineering in 1957, and then embarked on an outstanding 35-year career with General Electric. In 1992, he became chief executive officer of Owens Corning. He has served on several Statler College advisory committees, as a visiting professor in the WVU College of Business and Economics and as a member of the WVU Foundation Board of Directors.



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