Biography
Eric SmithEmerson Electric

Eric is a 1998 alumnus of the Center and is vice president of supply chain for the InSinkErator Division of Emerson Electric, a worldwide leader in power conversion and wireless technology for the industrial, residential, health care, and IT markets. Eric has responsibility for the organization’s global procurement, logistics, order fulfillment, materials planning, and lean supply chain activities. His responsibilities encompass seven worldwide sites and managing a staff of more than 80 individuals. Prior to joining Emerson in 2008, he served as director of supply chain operations for Placon Corporation. He has over 20 years of experience in the consumer products and packaging industries, holding various engineering and management positions at Rayovac, Ingersoll Rand, Uniek Inc., and Placon.

Eric holds BS and MBA degrees from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is active in numerous professional organizations and serves as a board member for both InSinkErator and the Racine Theater Guild. Eric and his wife reside in Madison with their two children.