Michael Train

President, Emerson

Chairman, Emerson Automation Solutions

Michael Train became president of Emerson in October 2018. In this role, he drives the company’s focus on software and digital technology development, major investments, international growth and global shared service organizations. In addition, he serves as chairman of Emerson Automation Solutions, continuing the automation leadership he brought to his previous position as executive president of Emerson Automation Solutions.

From April 2016 until his most recent appointments, Train served as executive president of Emerson’s Automation Solutions business, managing strategy and operations for one of the company’s two business platforms. In this role, he led initiatives to help industrial customers enhance their operations to achieve Top Quartile performance.

In 2016, he was also named to Emerson’s Office of the Chief Executive, which helps develop and guide the company’s global business strategies. He will continue to serve on this company leadership team in his new roles.

Train began his career at Emerson in 1991, starting as an international planner, and was promoted to vice president of planning and development for Emerson Asia-Pacific in 1994. He became president of Emerson in Japan and Korea in 1996, before moving back to the United States to lead Emerson’s planning group from 1997 to 2002 as corporate vice president of planning and international. In 2002, Train returned overseas when he was named president of Emerson Process Management Asia-Pacific, a role he held until 2008.

From 2008 to 2010, Train served as president of Emerson’s Rosemount business. From October 2010 to April 2016, Train served as president of global sales for Emerson Process Management. In the latter role, he oversaw five world area regional organizations focused on sales, service, support and customer satisfaction across all products and services provided by Emerson Process Management.

Train currently serves on Cornell University’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management Advisory Council and was a 2008 Eisenhower Fellowship recipient.

Train holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from General Motors Institute and a master’s degree in business administration from Cornell University.

SESSIONS WITH Michael Train

Monday, October 14

  • 11:30am - 12:15pm

    Agora

    Agora Studio: Technology & Innovation in Energy

    Energy companies are making efforts to reinvent themselves by taking advantage of new technologies to make their operations safe, reliable, and efficient. Innovations in digitalization and clean energy solutions offer the prospect to increase sustainability, productivity and efficiency of existing activities through the energy chain. New opportunities are emerging in the production and transportation of energy, and in how companies interact with consumers.  Which technologies offer the most promise for the energy industry? Can the industry rapidly deploy new innovations? Which types of players and partnerships hold the key?

  • 12:25pm - 01:10pm

    Concurrent Plenary

    Attracting International Technology & Investment in India's E&P Sector

    Most easy-to-reach oil and gas resources in India have been explored and exploited, but there is significant upstream potential in deep water, ultra-deep water, frontier basins and unconventional reserves. Exploiting these is both technologically challenging and capital intensive. Given these challenges, how will India become an attractive country for international upstream investments? What mix of companies, both large and small, IOCs and NOCs, is needed to revive the upstream sector? What policy interventions are needed? What technologies will be most relevant, and what are the challenges in deploying new technologies in India?