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IBM Elects Emerson Electric CEO David Farr to Board of Directors

IBM‘s board of directors has elected David N. Farr, chairman and CEO of Emerson Electric Co. to join the board on Jan. 1, 2012.

Farr was named CEO of the global manufacturing and technology company in 2000. Prior to that, he held executive positions  for more than 20 years in manufacturing, strategic planning, sales, general management and other positions.

“We are very pleased that David Farr will be joining the IBM board of directors,” said Samuel J. Palmisano, IBM’s chairman, president and CEO. “David has unique experience in worldwide manufacturing and in management processes, and his knowledge and insights in running a complex global business will make a significant contribution to IBM.”

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