James J. (Jim) Lindemann
Executive Vice President
Chief Operating Officer of Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions
James (Jim) Lindemann is an executive vice president of Emerson. He was appointed chief operating officer of Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions in February 2016. In this role, he has responsibility for the business platform’s strategic operations, facility planning, profit planning and internal execution initiatives.
Lindemann first joined Emerson’s motor business in 1977 as a technician and application engineer with its Hermetic Motor business. After taking a two-year break to complete his master’s degree in business administration, he rejoined Emerson in 1983 and held various marketing positions in Emerson’s specialty motor business. In 1992, Lindemann was named president of Emerson’s Camco business. In 1995, he was appointed president of Emerson Appliance Motors. In 1996, Lindemann was promoted to chairman and chief executive officer of the Emerson Motor Company. He was named a senior vice president of Emerson in 1999 and became the business leader of the motors and appliance components business. He was promoted to executive vice president and named an advisory director in 2000.
Lindemann is a member of the board of directors of Cass Information Systems, The CEO Forum, the St. Louis chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Dare 2 Share Ministries.
Lindemann served in the U.S. Navy from 1974 to 1977. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a master’s degree in business administration from Duke University.