GERMANY: Emerson has announced the sudden death of Jean Janssen, president of its Commercial & Residential Solutions Europe business.
Jean Janssen began his career at Emerson in 1984 as manager – plant engineering at its Copeland plant in Welkenraedt, Belgium. Following several steps of increasing responsibility, he was appointed president of Emerson Climate Technologies for Europe in 2007. In 2016 his leadership duties were expanded to president of the overall Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions business platform in Europe. He was also president – Emerson Europe which gave him the additional responsibility for Emerson’s corporate operations and strategic development in the region.
The Emerson Climate Europe Management Board recently honoured Jean Janssen’s accomplishments and personality: “Jean was not only a great role model with a high level of competence and expertise, but he was also very close to us on a personal level and always had an open ear for the concerns of his employees. He leaves a big gap in our hearts and in the company. We are dismayed and saddened, and our thoughts are with his family.”