Global technology, engineering and industrial software company Emerson announced that Mike Train will step down as President to take on the newly created position of Chief Sustainability Officer. Emerson Chief Executive Officer Lal Karsanbhai will take on the role of President.

In his new role, Train will be responsible for leading Emerson’s environmental sustainability strategy, focusing on advancing technologies and advocacy to enhance company operations and enable customer improvements through Emerson’s solutions and partnerships.

Karsanbhai said:

“Empowering more efficient, sustainable operations both internally and for customers has been a longtime priority for Emerson. Mike has been a critical member of Emerson’s global leadership team that oversees strategy to advance environmental, social and governance momentum, and formalizing his role in this space is an important step to continue accelerating our vital work.”

Train has been with Emerson for 30 years, and has held a variety of senior roles at the company, including President – Japan and Korea, President – Automation Solutions, and President of Global Sales, Automation Solutions. He was named President of Emerson in 2018.

Karsanbhai added:

“Our work as a company is increasingly focused on helping our customers navigate environmental and regulatory challenges. Mike has decades of experience across industries and a deep personal passion for sustainability. He has been tirelessly driving our work in this space and will be an incredible champion for continued progress.”