Executive Leadership

Business Leadership

Steven A. Sonnenberg
Executive Vice President, Emerson
Business Leader, Emerson Process Management


Steve Sonnenberg leads Emerson’s process management business which posted sales of $7.9 billion in 2012. He was appointed as Emerson executive vice president and president of Emerson Process Management in 2008.

Sonnenberg joined Emerson in 1979 as a marketing analyst with its Brooks Instrument business. His career progressed rapidly as he served in a number of marketing and general management positions in Germany, London and Asia Pacific. In 2000, Sonnenberg was appointed president of Emerson Process Management Asia Pacific, and in 2002 he was appointed president of Emerson’s Rosemount business unit. During his tenure, he has also been responsible for several Emerson acquisitions including Rosemount TankRadar (formerly Saab Marine), Mobrey, Damcos, and Metran.

Sonnenberg holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Georgia Tech and a master’s of business administration from University of Virginia.

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