Longtime Emerson Europe President, Jean Janssen, Dies

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Jean Janssen – President Emerson Europe

It is with great sadness that Emerson, the global technology and manufacturing company with offices in Aachen, announces that its long-standing regional business leader, Jean Janssen, passed away suddenly on May 1, 2022.

Jean Janssen was a friend, a mentor and a leader with immense strength and passion and his unexpected loss leaves a huge void in his personal family, as well as his Emerson family. Supporting customers and employees was close to his heart, and he was a driving force in shaping Emerson as a company over the past 38 years.

Jean Janssen began his career at Emerson in 1984 as Manager – Plant Engineering in Welkenraedt, Belgium. Following several steps of increasing responsibility, he was appointed President of Emerson Climate Technologies for Europe in 2007. In 2016 his leadership duties were expanded to President of the overall Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions business platform in Europe. He was also President – Emerson Europe which gave him the additional responsibility for Emerson’s corporate operations and strategic development in the region.

Jean Janssen was passionate about Emerson’s solutions approach to drive technology innovations in air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating markets. He had a clear focus on value-added, energy efficient and sustainable solutions to prepare customers and the HVACR industry for future challenges and trends.

The Emerson Climate Europe Management Board recently honored Jean Janssen’s accomplishments and personality: “Jean was not only a great role model with a high level of competence and expertise, but he was also very close to us on a personal level and always had an open ear for the concerns of his employees. He leaves a big gap in our hearts and in the company. We are dismayed and saddened, and our thoughts are with his family.”