Appleton Group, a division of Emerson Industrial Automation, today
announced the appointment of Tim Graff to the position of Vice President of
Engineering. Reporting directly to Russ Kerstetter, President of Appleton
Group, Graff will spearhead the worldwide engineering team and hold
responsibility for new product development and delivery work for the flagship
Appleton, O-Z/Gedney and Nutsteel brands.
“As a key player in our efforts to develop Appleton Group for
growth, Tim will focus on new product programs and improving our engineering to
order processes,” said Kerstetter. “I expect Tim to continue to
deliver game-changing engineering solutions, and I look forward to working with
him in his new position.”
Graff began his Emerson career in 1985 as a Staff Engineer and founding
team member of Digital Appliance Controls. He quickly took on additional
challenges including Director of New Product Development, Vice President of
Cooking Products and Vice President of Engineering for Appliance Motors and
Controls. In 2005, he was recognized as an Emerson Prolific Inventor.
Graff’s most recent assignment has been with Therm-O-Disc where he was
Vice President of Strategic Development leading technology and product line
expansion initiatives including WirelessHART sensors for environmental and
Graff earned a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.