David N. Farr

Chief Executive Officer at Emerson Electric Co.

David N. Farr

David N. Farr

Chief Executive Officer at Emerson Electric Co.

Overview
Career Highlights

Ridge Tool Co.
Emerson Electric Canada Ltd.
Emerson Electric Co.

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5870

Primary Location

Ladue, MO

Number of Boards

15

Birthday

1956 - Elmira, NY, United States

Age

63

Number of Awards

4

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Executive in Residence at Washington University in St. Louis - John M. Olin School of Business

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Co-Founder at World Wide Technology, Inc.

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President, Wat Inc at Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at International Business Machines Corporation

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Former Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Spire, Inc. (Missouri)

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Spire, Inc. (Missouri)

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Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Business Roundtable

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Former Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Deutsche Bank AG

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Former President & Chief Operating Officer at Emerson Electric Co.

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Wake Forest University is an institution of higher education dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the liberal arts and in graduate and professional education. It operates Wake Forest College, a graduate school of arts and sciences, and four professional schools.

Education
MBA
Class of 1981

The Owen Graduate School of Management is the graduate business school of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. Founded in 1969, Owen awards eight degrees: a standard 2-year Master of Business Administration (MBA), an Executive MBA, an Americas Executive MBA, a Master of Finance, a Master of Accountancy, a Master of Accountancy-Valuation, a Health Care MBA, and a Master of Management in Health Care, as well as a large variety of joint professional and MBA degree programs. Owen is renowned for its Health Care MBA, a unique program that provides students an in-depth educational experience tailored to the health care industry. Owen also offers non-degree programs for undergraduates and executives.

BA in Chemistry
Class of 1977

Wake Forest University is an institution of higher education dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the liberal arts and in graduate and professional education. It operates Wake Forest College, a graduate school of arts and sciences, and four professional schools.

Memberships
Member
Prior

The Business Council is a voluntary association of business leaders whose members meet several times a year for the free exchange of ideas both among themselves and with thought leaders from many sectors. In its most fundamental form, the Council seeks to foster understanding through discussion. It promotes learning, best practice sharing and networking by its members with a view to making a contribution to our society, the global economy and to business generally. Since its founding more than 75 years ago, The Business Council membership has consisted of a group of current or former chief executive officers from a broad range of companies. All major industries are represented among the members of The Business Council. Because schedule demands on senior business executives are extensive, the Council provides an especially valuable opportunity to discuss major subjects in a broader ranging forum than is normally available in the course of business activities. As part of its process, the Council invites leaders in government, politics, academia, science, medicine, technology and other sectors to address the Council and to participate in its discussions. Council members hope that these discussions result in better understanding by their invited guests as well as by the members themselves. Today, the Council meets three times a year in a collegial atmosphere to share and explore ideas.As a gathering of peers from many fields, the Council is entirely an educational and deliberative forum. It never takes positions as an organization and does not advocate any policy or course of action. Individual members sometimes do present their own views in public discussions. But they do so as individuals, rather than as representatives of the Council.

Career History
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
2000 - Current

Emerson Electric Canada Ltd. provides automation, commercial and residential solutions. Its services include consulting, project, lifestyle, and educational. The company is headquartered in Richmond Hill, Canada.

Chief Executive Officer
1993 - Current

Emerson Electric Co. engages in the provision of measurement and analytical instrumentation; industrial valves & equipment; process control systems, tools & appliance solutions for customers in a range of industrial, commercial and consumer markets. It operates through the following business segments: Automation Solutions and Commercial & Residential Solutions. The Automation Solutions segment offers products; software and technology; and engineering, project management, consulting services and integrated manufacturing solutions for precision measurement, control, monitoring, asset optimization, and safety and reliability of oil and gas reservoirs, manufacturing operations, and plants that process or treats various items. The Climate Technologies segment provides products and services for many areas of the climate control industry, including residential heating and cooling, commercial air conditioning, and commercial and industrial refrigeration. The Commercial & Residential Solutions segment sells tools for professionals and homeowners and appliance solutions, such as food waste disposer, ceiling fans, lighting, sensing and protection devices. The company was founded by Charles Meston and Alexander Meston on September 24, 1890 and is headquartered in St. Louis, MO.

Chief Executive Officer
Prior
Boards & Committees
Director
2002 - 2009

Delphi Corp. supplies vehicle electronics, transportation components, integrated systems and modules and other electronic technology. It has a network of manufacturing sites, technical centers, sales offices and joint ventures located in every major region of the world.

Board Member
Prior

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness. For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.

Member, Board of Trustees
Prior

Webster University, a worldwide institution, ensures high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.

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$100K +
2015

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis is one of the leading American opera companies, known for a spring festival of inventive new productions, sung in English, featuring the finest American singers and accompanied by members of the St. Louis Symphony. As of 2012 Opera Theatre has presented 22 world premieres and 23 American premieres – which may be the highest percentage of new work in the repertory of any U.S. company. Described by The Sunday Times of London as “one of the few American companies worth the transatlantic fare,” Opera Theatre of Saint Louis welcomed visitors from 45 states and 12 foreign countries in 2011. Although the size of the theater limits box office income to 26% of the budget, the company has consistently produced work of the highest quality while never accumulating a deficit. Opera Theatre has always been known for distinguished leadership: founding general director Richard Gaddes was succeeded in 1985 by general director Charles MacKay, with famed British stage director Colin Graham as artistic director and Stephen Lord as music director. Timothy O’Leary was named General Director in October 2008 with Stephen Lord continuing as music director and acclaimed stage director James Robinson succeeding Colin Graham. Opera Theatre is a sustaining member of the Arts & Education Council of Greater Saint Louis, and receives major support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Regional Arts Commission, and the Missouri Arts Council.

$100K +
2014

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis is one of the leading American opera companies, known for a spring festival of inventive new productions, sung in English, featuring the finest American singers and accompanied by members of the St. Louis Symphony. As of 2012 Opera Theatre has presented 22 world premieres and 23 American premieres – which may be the highest percentage of new work in the repertory of any U.S. company. Described by The Sunday Times of London as “one of the few American companies worth the transatlantic fare,” Opera Theatre of Saint Louis welcomed visitors from 45 states and 12 foreign countries in 2011. Although the size of the theater limits box office income to 26% of the budget, the company has consistently produced work of the highest quality while never accumulating a deficit. Opera Theatre has always been known for distinguished leadership: founding general director Richard Gaddes was succeeded in 1985 by general director Charles MacKay, with famed British stage director Colin Graham as artistic director and Stephen Lord as music director. Timothy O’Leary was named General Director in October 2008 with Stephen Lord continuing as music director and acclaimed stage director James Robinson succeeding Colin Graham. Opera Theatre is a sustaining member of the Arts & Education Council of Greater Saint Louis, and receives major support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Regional Arts Commission, and the Missouri Arts Council.

$10K - $15K
2013

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis is one of the leading American opera companies, known for a spring festival of inventive new productions, sung in English, featuring the finest American singers and accompanied by members of the St. Louis Symphony. As of 2012 Opera Theatre has presented 22 world premieres and 23 American premieres – which may be the highest percentage of new work in the repertory of any U.S. company. Described by The Sunday Times of London as “one of the few American companies worth the transatlantic fare,” Opera Theatre of Saint Louis welcomed visitors from 45 states and 12 foreign countries in 2011. Although the size of the theater limits box office income to 26% of the budget, the company has consistently produced work of the highest quality while never accumulating a deficit. Opera Theatre has always been known for distinguished leadership: founding general director Richard Gaddes was succeeded in 1985 by general director Charles MacKay, with famed British stage director Colin Graham as artistic director and Stephen Lord as music director. Timothy O’Leary was named General Director in October 2008 with Stephen Lord continuing as music director and acclaimed stage director James Robinson succeeding Colin Graham. Opera Theatre is a sustaining member of the Arts & Education Council of Greater Saint Louis, and receives major support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Regional Arts Commission, and the Missouri Arts Council.

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Emerson Electric Co. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Awards & Honors
Rank #159
2014
Chief Executive Magazine - Wealth Creators
Rank #159
2013
Chief Executive Magazine - Wealth Creators
Rank #54
2012
Chief Executive Magazine - Wealth Creators
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