Emerson Bearing, a Boston based bearing company catering to OEM and MRO markets nationally and internationally, has recently promoted Bob Piracini to marketing specialist. As marketing specialist, Piracini will lead the new Machine Tools division and assist clients in determining which bearing technologies would be most suitable by taking into consideration the specifications, recommendations, maintenance strategies, fatigue life and wear resistance of the bearing in relation to the application. Piracini's clients are typically spindle repair and machinery rebuilds. They range from regional and national "mom and pop" operations to large companies. Piracini will continue to travel throughout New England several times a year visiting companies and promoting Emerson Bearing. Previously, Piracini held the position of sales representative at Emerson Bearing for 14 years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Suffolk University.