Appleton Group/Emerson Industrial Automation (Rosemont, Ill.): Tim Graff is now V.P. of engineering. Reporting directly to Russ Kerstetter, president of Appleton Group, Graff will spearhead the worldwide engineering team and hold responsibility for new product development and delivery work for the flagship Appleton, O-Z/Gedney and Nutsteel brands.
Graff began his Emerson career in 1985 as a staff engineer and founding team member of Digital Appliance Controls. He quickly took on additional challenges including director of new product development, V.P. of cooking products and V.P. of engineering for appliance motors and controls. In 2005, he was recognized as an Emerson Prolific Inventor. He has a BA in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.