Emerson Electric recently announced the appointment of John Meek as president of Branson Ultrasonics Corp. (bransonic.com) In his new role, Meek has responsibility for overseeing the worldwide operations of Branson, the global leader in customer focused solutions for plastic joining, ultrasonic metal joining and precision processing.  Branson has more than 1,800 employees and 70 sales and service centers worldwide.

John Meek is succeeding Joseph Dillon, who has been appointed to president of ASCO Industrial Americas, Florham Park, NJ.

John has 37 years of Emerson leadership experience and has been president of multiple businesses including Fusite, Fisher Regulators and Chromalox, and for the past 13 years held the position of president Americas for ASCO - Automatic Switch, of Emerson Electric, in Florham Park. He holds a B.S. degree from State University of New York at Albany and an MBA from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. 

Meek says, commenting on his new responsibilities, “Branson will continue to create value for customers by engineering creative joining solutions and manufacturing process improvements." He adds, "We are well positioned to support our customers wherever they operate with our global footprint and industry leading application expertise.”