Michael Train Joins Ranken Technical College Board of Trustees


Ranken Technical College has announced that Emerson President Michael Train has become a member of its Board of Trustees.

“For many years, Emerson has been among our most generous donors, has been a pillar of our Micro-Enterprise Program which enables Ranken students to obtain valuable hands-on technical experience, and has hired countless Ranken graduates,” said Ranken President Stan Shoun. “In addition to being grateful for their corporate support, we are deeply appreciative to Mike and other Emerson executives who personally commit and invest in our region’s future workforce.”

Emerson’s Automation Solutions and Commercial & Residential Solutions business platforms hold leading global positions and support a broad range of customers that include some of the world’s most recognizable brands. As president, Train 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.

“Ranken and Emerson have a deep legacy of partnering to enhance not just the St. Louis community but manufacturing as an industry,” Train said. “We have long worked together to help prepare the workforce of the future, and I am excited to continue this vital work as a member of the board.”

Train holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from General Motors Institute and a master’s degree in business administration from Cornell University. He currently serves on Cornell University’s Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management Advisory Council and was a 2008 Eisenhower Fellowship recipient.

Ranken Technical College is a private, non-profit, degree-granting institution of higher learning whose primary mission is to provide the comprehensive education and training necessary to prepare students for employment and advancement in a variety of technical fields. For more information, visit https://ranken.edu/

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