Mr. Craig Ashmore is Group Vice President, Telecommunications Products, of Emerson Electric Company (EMR), St. Louis, MO, a $24 billion company employing more than 100,000 employees worldwide. His division supplies solutions for the telecommunications, information technology, medical, industrial and contract manufacturing end markets. Mr. Ashmore assumed this position in 2002 following two years service as Vice President-Profit Planning, where he was responsible for determining and implementing EMRs operational direction worldwide. He commenced employment with EMR in 1991 as a Corporate Strategic Planner and served in various administrative capacities of increasing responsibility, including Assistant to the President of EMR; Director, Investor Relations and Assistant to the Chairman and CEO; and Presidents of the EMR companies Fusite and Fisher Controls International. Before joining Emerson, he was employed as a manager for Andersen Consulting. Mr. Ashmore was awarded his MBA from Harvard University.