InSinkErator, a leading manufacturer of garbage disposals and hot water dispensers, has named Tim Ferry as its new president. Ferry succeeds Jerry Ryder, who is moving into a new role as chairman of InSinkErator before retiring at the end of 2011.
Headquartered in Racine, Wis., InSinkErator is a division of St. Louis-based Emerson.
Ferry comes to InSinkErator after more than 22 years in sales, marketing and management capacities at Emerson. He was most recently president of Emerson Tool Co., which manufactures wet/dry vacuums under the Ridgid brand, commercial vacuums under the ProTeam label, as well as ceiling fans. Prior to Emerson, Ferry was an engineer at Abbott Laboratories.
In a prepared statement, Ferry said he saw opportunities for InSinkErator to expand its core markets both nationally and internationally. Among them are the emerging middle class in China and municipalities that turn processed food waste passed through disposers into renewable energy.