Jerry G. Ryder
Chief Executive Officer
Topic: "Succeeding in a Tough Economy"
Date: November 5, 2002
Jerry Ryder is the President of the In-Sink-Erator Division of Emerson Electric Co., St. Louis, Missouri. He joined Emerson 26 years ago, beginning his career in Consumer Marketing, as a Product Manager. He has been associated with five different divisions of Emerson in his career, holding positions as Director of Marketing, Vice President of Marketing, General Manager, and President. Jerry has been the President of In-Sink-Erator since May 1995. During his tenure at In-Sink-Erator the company has grown over 50% and holds the number one market position in its product categories.
Jerry has served on the Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce Board of Directors and was also a Director of the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce. He currently serves on the Board of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers and is the Treasurer of that organization.
Mr. Ryder attended Louisiana College and majored in Political Science. He currently resides in Lake Bluff, Illinois with his wife and two daughters.