Peter Zornio

CTO at Emerson

Peter Zornio is chief technology officer at Emerson. In this role, he leads Emerson’s innovation strategy, overall product roadmap, technology and portfolio direction, central R&D functions, and industry standards across the business. Zornio also is a member of Emerson’s Office of the Chief Executive, which helps develop and guide the company’s global business strategies.

Zornio joined Emerson in 2006. In past roles at Emerson, Zornio served on the executive management team of Emerson’s Automation Solutions business and led development for Emerson’s comprehensive automation systems and software portfolio, including the company’s Plantweb digital ecosystem and Industrial Internet of Things solutions and strategies, as well Automation Solution’s marketing team.

Prior to joining Emerson, Zornio held a variety of product and industry marketing, project implementation and technology roles at Honeywell.

Zornio currently serves on the board of directors of Emerson Ventures, the company’s corporate venture capital arm. He is an active member of Emerson’s Somos Employee Resource Group, which focuses on support and engagement initiatives on behalf of the company’s Hispanic and Latin American employees.

He is also a member of the Forbes Technology Council, a group of C-suite technology leaders who share their deep knowledge and diverse experience in the industry, and serves on the board of directors of FieldComm Group, an industry nonprofit consortium that manages standards in the automation industry.

A holder of five patents, Zornio holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire.


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