• eMER LLC

  • Helping businesses to enhance returns and supporting leaders to drive change, through..

    • enabling start-ups and multinationals at all stages of life-cycle.
    • extending the reach of sales organizations to new markets.
    • evaluating market effectiveness and refocusing precious resources.
    • evolving innovative product, marketing and business strategy.
    • engaging your organization with dynamic communication strategies.
    • emerging strongly from crisis (market downturn, mergers and turn-arounds...)

  • Background

    Kevin Deacon, Consultant

    VP, Strategy and Marketing (2012-2015)

    Siemens Industry, Large Drives, MV Applications

    • Global strategy creation, supported by an in-house team, third-party consultants and international experts.
    • Collaborated with cross-functional leaders from five business segments in strategy review and generation.
    • Provided market assessments, bench-marking, positioning feedback, war-game scenarios and business-case evaluations.

    VP, Customer Relationship Management (2010-2012)

    Siemens Industry, Large Drives, MV Applications

    • Traveled extensively between six hubs around the world to coordinate CRM activity, as part of a leadership team newly-created to fill a leadership vacuum.
    • Restructured the front-end processes to address gaps identified by bench-marking global CRM processes in a multi-year, segment-wide cultural change program.

    VP and General Manager Europe (2007-2010)

    Siemens Industry, Large Drives, MV Applications

    • P&L leader of this 150-person European operation.
    • Integrated the newly-acquired business, requiring closure of an existing operation in Europe.
    • Start-up of two new operations in Asia and Russia.
    • Doubled sales in a cluster of countries, within Europe, Middle East, Africa, Russia & India.

    Vice President of Sales (2000-2005)

    ASIRobicon (subsidiary of HVE)

    • Entrepreneurial power conversion company supporting the local steel, glass and water/wastewater markets.
    • Refocused resources on a novel MV drive technology which opened a position in the Energy market. 
    • United the sales team under a new Sales Plan which supported the growth-stage of its business life-cycle.
  • Thoughts from my travels...

    Last week, I went to the Energy Innovation Center, overlooking downtown Pittsburgh and was overcome by the ambition of the local leadership in taking over a shuttered trade school, revamping the building to LEEDS Platinum level and engaging the community to address this very issue. I'll speak...
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