Alumni, Craig W. Ashmore
Craig W. Ashmore (B.S. Mechanical Engineering/Civil Engineering, ‘85) joined Platinum Equity, LLC as a principal responsible for senior level business development activities focused on identifying new acquisition opportunities. From October 2009 to November 2013, he was Executive Vice President of Planning and Development at Emerson Electric Co., serving as a Member of Emerson’s Office of the Chief Executive. As head of Emerson’s M&A organization, Ashmore evaluated more than 500 potential acquisitions, executing more than 50 buy-side transactions with an aggregate cost of over $6 billion. At Platinum Equity, he consults with executives at other large, global companies dealing with the same challenges he faced during a 22-year career as an executive and corporate dealmaker at the $25 billion global manufacturing and technology company. Ashmore holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.