Mark J. Bulanda
Vice President, Acquisition Planning and Development
Mark Bulanda is an Emerson vice president who oversees the company’s acquisition planning and portfolio management activities. He was appointed to this position in April 2016 and works with Emerson’s businesses to identify potential acquisition candidates.
Bulanda has a 30-year career with Emerson. He previously managed Emerson’s Industrial Automation businesses and was appointed an Emerson executive vice president of the Emerson Industrial Automation business in 2012.
Bulanda began his career with Emerson in 1985 as a co-op engineering student and was promoted to various sales and marketing positions within its businesses before becoming president of ventilation products at Emerson Motor Company in 1998. Two years later, he was named vice president and general manager of its commercial and industrial motors unit. Bulanda then served as vice president of corporate planning and in 2005 was named president of Emerson Climate Technologies’ White-Rodgers business. He served as president of Control Techniques, an Emerson Industrial Automation business unit headquartered in the United Kingdom, from October 2009 to 2012.
Bulanda is a member of the boards of directors for the St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis and the St. Louis Science Center.
Bulanda received a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from GMI Engineering and Management Institute, and holds a master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University in Chicago.