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Wallace R. Persons

Emerson Electric Company

1954 - 1973

Fabricated Goods

1950 b. 1909
male
EducationTwoDegree
UndergraduateCase Western Reserve University (formerly Case Institute of Technology)
GraduateMS, Case Western Reserve University (formerly Case Institute of Technology)
Personal
Born-Died1909 - 1999
BirthplaceMissouri (MO)
RaceWhite
Era - 1950

During his twenty year tenure, Persons took Emerson from a small fan and motor maker with sales of $50 million to a large diversified industrial manufacturer with sales of over $900 million. Noted for continuously cutting costs and conservatively acquiring only smaller companies compatible with Emersonís expertise, Persons grew the company slowly while maintaining record breaking earnings each successive year.