|Emerson Engineer Awarded
For Work on Sustainability Metrics
|BOISE, ID – A task force on portable floor care sustainability that included the chief product engineer for Emerson Tool Co., the parent company of ProTeam, was recognized by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers with a Distinguished Service Award.
The Distinguished Service Award recognizes significant contributions “by virtue of longevity and quality of service to AHAM and the home appliance industry.”
This is the second time the distinguished service award has been given to an entire task force, and Emerson’s Raymon D. Mayginnes also received a Distinguished Service Award from AHAM in April 2007. This year’s award went to the task force for their efforts to create the home appliance industry’s first sustainability metrics.
“At Emerson, we are proud that our Chief Product Engineer is meeting with other great minds in the field to measure and minimize our impact on the environment,” said Dave Beth, vice president of engineering at Emerson Tool Co. “Ray deserves to be recognized for his significant contributions to the floor care field.”
Mayginnes and other top volunteer leaders were recognized at AHAM’s annual member meeting in April in Naples, Fla. This year’s theme, “Strategies for the Future,” focused on issues like energy efficiency and sustainability in home appliances. The task force also looked at sustainability for refrigerators.
ProTeam, which became a global phenomenon in the commercial cleaning world in 1987 after introducing a game-changing design innovation, the lightweight backpack vacuum, was acquired by Emerson in 2009.
Emerson, based in St. Louis, brings technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. Sales in fiscal 2011 were $24.2 billion.