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Knaack LLC Appoints William J. Zbylut II to Vice President - Marketing

CRYSTAL LAKE, IL - August 2007 – Knaack LLC, a division of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and its Emerson Professional Tools business, recently appointed William J. Zbylut II to vice president – marketing. In this role, Zbylut is responsible for managing all marketing strategies for the KNAACK® and WEATHER GUARD® brands.

Bill ZbylutZbylut has over 15 years of marketing and product development experience in various OEM and consumer-oriented companies that sell to a variety of channels.

Prior to joining Knaack, Zbylut served as director – marketing planning and implementation – accessory products of Motorola, and was instrumental in improving the accessory new product development process. Before Motorola, Zbylut was manager – marketing and development at NEC Technologies Inc., where he helped grow NEC’s CD-ROM reader products business.

Zbylut earned both his MBA and Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from DePaul University in Chicago.

He, his wife and three daughters reside in Crystal Lake, IL.

Knaack LLC makes and markets a complete line of KNAACK® Jobsite Storage Equipment, including storage chests, workstations and rolling workbenches that keep jobsites organized and productive and tools secure. A variety of boxes are offered to meet the unique demands of each task. It also makes and markets WEATHER GUARD Van Solutions and WEATHER GUARD Truck Equipment.

For more information contact: Knaack Manufacturing Company, 420 E. Terra Cotta Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Toll Free Phone: 800.456.7865. Web: E-mail:

About Emerson Professional Tools™
Emerson Professional Tools, a business of Emerson, brings together technology and engineering to design and produce some of the highest-quality tools and equipment in the world. From wet/dry vacs to the industry's best-selling pipe diagnostic system, key brands include RIDGID®, KNAACK®, and WEATHER GUARD®. For information, visit

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Sales in fiscal 2005 were $17.3 billion. For more information, visit

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