Terry Buzbee serves as Group Vice President, Final Control for Emerson Process Management, which owns Fisher Controls located in Marshalltown, Iowa. Fisher is the world leader in providing reliable control valves, instrumentation, and performance services to the oil and gas, chemical, pulp, paper, food, and pharmaceutical industries. Fisher valve operations began in Marshalltown in 1880. Since then, the Fisher division has grown to employ more than 3,700 people worldwide and is the largest control valve and regulator manufacturer in the world.
Buzbee grew up in Missouri, earned an engineering degree from Missouri University School of Science & Technology, and joined Fisher Controls in Marshalltown in 1977. Emerson bought Fisher Controls in 1992 and appointed Buzbee President of the Valve Division, North America in 1994. The following year, he became President of the global business. Over the next 20 years, the business expanded around the globe and achieved market leadership positions in every world area.
The passion and commitment to his community is evidenced by the Emerson investment of more than $40 million to expand product development, testing, and manufacturing resources in Marshalltown, including the world-class Emerson Innovation Center. Fisher employees have devoted thousands of hours to community projects including United Way, Not In Our Town (an anti-bullying campaign), and Governor Branstad's STEM initiative.
Buzbee currently serves as Co-Chair of the Marshalltown Business Education Alliance; Chairman of the Marshalltown Education Partnership, which provides scholarship opportunities for low-income, first-from-family students who meet criteria; and as an elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Marshalltown. He is a past Board member of the Martha Ellen Fisher Tye Foundation and past President of the Marshalltown Chamber of Commerce.