Mr. Montupet was elected to Assurant's board of directors in September 2012. Until his retirement in December 2012, Mr. Montupet was the chair of Emerson Electric Co.'s Industrial Automation business and president of Emerson Europe. During his 22-year career with Emerson Electric Co., Mr. Montupet held a number of senior leadership roles including executive vice president of Emerson Electric Co. and chief executive officer of Emerson Electric Asia-Pacific. Prior to joining Emerson, he was chairman of the board of Leroy-Somer, Inc. and chairman of Founderies Montupet SA. Currently, he also is a board member of WABCO Holdings Inc. and IHS Inc., where he serves on the Human Resources and Nominating and Governance Committees. Mr. Montupet is a trustee of both the St. Louis Public Library Foundation and the Winston Churchill National Museum.