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Charles F. Knight

Emerson Electric Company

1973 - 2000

Fabricated Goods

1970 b. 1936
male
EducationTwoDegree
UndergraduateCornell University
GraduateMBA, Cornell University
Personal
Born-Died1936
BirthplaceIllinois (IL)
RaceWhite
FatherOwner, Large Business
Era - 1970

Knight introduced a methodical planning process throughout all company activities that focused on financial performance metrics. Under his leadership, Emerson has grown into a $14 billion company that routinely places in the top 10 among admired companies in the United States. The company has produced 41 consecutive years of increased earnings and earnings per share and 42 consecutive years of increased dividends - both unparalleled among U.S. industrial manufacturers.