Emerson Industrial Automation, a business of Emerson, recently announced the appointment of Joseph Dillon as president of Branson Ultrasonics Corp. In his new role Dillon has responsibility for overseeing the worldwide operations of Branson, a provider of solutions for plastic joining, ultrasonic metal joining and precision processing. Branson has more than 1,800 employees and 70 sales and service centers throughout the world. Dillon is succeeding Ed Boone who has been appointed as vice president supply chain for Emerson Asia Pacific, Hong Kong. Dillon joined Emerson in 2000 as a corporate strategic planner of Emerson Electric Company. He has held various managerial positions, most recently, vice president and general manager of Emerson Process Management.