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Nordson Corp (NDSN.OQ)

NDSN.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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18 Apr 2019
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Merriman

62 2018 Independent Chairman of the Board

Gregory Thaxton

57 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Gina Beredo

44 2018 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

James DeVries

59 2017 Executive Vice President

John Keane

57 2018 Executive Vice President

Stephen Lovass

49 2017 Executive Vice President

Gregory Merk

47 2018 Executive Vice President

Shelly Peet

53 2018 Executive Vice President

Jeffrey Pembroke

51 2018 Executive Vice President

Joseph Stockunas

58 2018 Executive Vice President

Lee Banks

54 2010 Independent Director

Randolph Carson

68 2009 Independent Director

Arthur George

57 2012 Independent Director

Frank Jaehnert

61 2012 Independent Director

Joseph Keithley

70 2018 Independent Director

Mary Puma

61 2001 Independent Director

Victor Richey

61 2010 Independent Director

James Jaye

Senior Director - Communications & Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Merriman

Mr. Michael J. (Mike) Merriman Jr., is Independent Chairman of the Board of Nordson Corporation since February 2018. Mr. Merriman was an operating advisor of Resilience Capital Partners LLC from June 2008 until June 2017, and currently serves on the board of one of Resilience’s portfolio companies. Resilience is a private equity firm focused on principal investing in lower middle market underperforming and turnaround opportunities. Mr. Merriman is also a business consultant for Product Launch Ventures, LLC, a company that he founded in 2004 to pursue consumer product opportunities and provide business advisory services. Mr. Merriman served as president and chief executive officer of Lamson & Sessions Co. (formerly, NYSE: LMS), a manufacturer of thermoplastic conduit, fittings and electrical switch and outlet boxes, from November 2006 to November 2007. Mr. Merriman served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of American Greetings Corporation (formerly, NYSE: AM), a designer, manufacturer and seller of greeting cards and other social expression products, from September 2005 until November 2006. Current Directorships. Mr. Merriman is a director of Regis Corporation (NYSE: RGS), a company that owns, franchises, and operates beauty salons, hair restoration centers and cosmetology education facilities; and of OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (NYSE: OMN), a technology-based company and an innovator of emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals, and decorative and functional surfaces for a variety of commercial, industrial, and residential end uses.

Gregory Thaxton

Mr. Gregory A. (Greg) Thaxton is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Nordson Corp. He was Vice President, Controller in 2007 and Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer in 2006 and Group Controller in 2000. He is a certified public accountant, holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Miami University and a master's degree in business administration from Baldwin-Wallace College. He is a board member of Lorain County Community College Foundation and Nordson Corporation Foundation. In addition, he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, the MAPI CFO Council, and the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI).

Gina Beredo

Ms. Gina Brickley Beredo is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the company effective January 1, 2018. She oversees the company's legal function in global mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, ethics and compliance, litigation and other general corporate legal matters. Prior to joining Nordson, she served as Chief Litigation Counsel, Director of Compliance & Ethics at American Greetings. Prior to her service at American Greetings, Ms. Beredo was an associate at BakerHostetler LLP. She received her J.D. from the University of Indiana Maurer School of Law and received a B.A. in history from Saint Louis University.

James DeVries

Mr. James E. (Jim) DeVries is Executive Vice President of Nordson Corporation. His current responsibilities include leadership of a global team tasked with setting productivity goals, defining key metrics, ensuring overall process consistency across the company, and enterprise step-change projects. Prior to being named Vice President of Global Continuous Improvement in October 2010, DeVries held a variety of operational and engineering positions with increasing responsibilities during his 25 year career at Nordson. His plants were recognized for excellence in operational improvements, agile production systems, supplier partnerships, customer focus, employee empowerment, quality systems, management practices, proactive environmental and safety practices, and manufacturing capability. Mr. DeVries also previously served as Vice President of Adhesives Dispensing Systems' nonwovens product line and as a systems engineering manager. He began his Nordson career as an engineer in the company's Industrial Coating Systems segment. DeVries earned an MBA from Baldwin Wallace College and a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cleveland State University.

John Keane

Mr. John J. Keane is Senior Vice President of the Company. With extensive experience within all three of the company's global operating segments. His current duties include the continued integration and optimization of acquired polymer processing product lines within the company's Adhesive Dispensing Systems segment Mr. Keane joined Nordson in 1992 as a project engineer in the converting product line. In 1997, he became engineering manager for the packaging and product assembly product lines and in 2000 was appointed to the position of vice president with responsibility for global engineering and marketing. In 2003, Mr. Keane was appointed a corporate vice president with responsibility for the Finishing and Coating Systems segment (now Industrial Coating Systems). In this position, he directed worldwide sales, marketing, engineering and manufacturing functions for the container coating, powder coating and liquid finishing businesses. In 2005, Mr. Keane was appointed senior vice president with responsibility for the Adhesive Dispensing Systems segment. On January 30, 2009 Mr. Keane moved to the Advanced Technology Systems segment where he led Nordson’s ASYMTEK, MARCH, and YESTECH businesses. Keane was appointed to lead the entire Advanced Technology Systems segment in December 2009 and continued in that role until 2014. Mr. Keane holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and attended the Harvard Business School’s advanced management program.

Stephen Lovass

Mr. Stephen P. Lovass is Executive Vice President of the Company. Prior to Danaher, Mr. Lovass spent ten years with Gerber Scientific Inc. moving from product management and marketing roles to run three of the company's four businesses, ultimately becoming a senior vice president and corporate officer. His experience also includes roles at FMC Corporation and Arthur Andersen. He holds an MBA degree from the University of Michigan, a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne (Australia), and the Australian equivalent of the Certified Public Accountant designation.

Gregory Merk

Mr. Gregory P. (Greg) Merk is Executive Vice President of Nordson Corp. His responsibility for the Packaging, Nonwovens, Product Assembly and Web Coating product lines within the Adhesive Dispensing Systems segment. Prior to beginning his current role in 2013, Mr. Merk served as vice president of the Pacific South Division, overseeing Nordson’s subsidiary operations and distributor activities in Latin America and the Asia Pacific region. From 2000 to 2006, Greg served as general manager of Nordson do Brasil/Latin South America. Before being named general manager, he was a regional manager in the Adhesives systems business in Latin America. He began his career at Nordson in 1994 as a product specialist with the company’s Japanese subsidiary, Nordson K.K. Mr. Merk holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the State University of New York.

Shelly Peet

Ms. Shelly M. Peet is Executive Vice President of Nordson Corporation. She joined Nordson in September 2003 from TRW Inc. She holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Wittenberg University and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in systems engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

Jeffrey Pembroke

Mr. Jeffrey A. Pembroke is Executive Vice President of the Company. He leads the fluid management product lines of Nordson’s Advanced Technology Systems segment, including Nordson EFD and Nordson MEDICAL. Mr. Pembroke joined Nordson in 2005 as vice president of sales and marketing for the company's Industrial Coating & Automotive Systems segment. In 2006, he moved to Nordson’s Adhesive Dispensing Systems segment where he served as vice president of sales and marketing with global responsibilities. In 2009 he was promoted to President of Nordson EFD. Prior to joining Nordson, Jeff spent 16 years at General Electric, starting as a financial analyst before serving in several sales and marketing assignments with increasing responsibility including director of commercial operations for GE Advanced Materials for the Americas. Jeff holds a B.S. degree from the University of New Hampshire’s Whittemore School of Business and Economics and is a graduate of GE's Financial Management Program (FMP).

Joseph Stockunas

Mr. Joseph Stockunas is Executive Vice President of the Company. He joined Nordson in 2013 as Group Vice President for electronic systems product lines within the Advanced Technology Systems segment. He has global responsibility for the Nordson ASYMTEK, DAGE, DIMA, MARCH and YESTECH organizations. Mr. Stockunas came to Nordson after 30 years at Air Products & Chemicals Inc. (NYSE: APD), a leading provider of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, equipment, and services to a variety of end markets worldwide. Most recently, he served as Air Products' Global Business Director, Electronics Materials with profit and loss responsibility for a multi-million dollar business supplying high purity gases and chemicals to the global electronics industry. Mr. Stockunas holds a Bachelor of Science degree in metallurgy and materials engineering from Lehigh University.

Lee Banks

Mr. Lee C. Banks is Independent Director of Nordson Corporation. He has been president and chief operating officer of Parker-Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH) since February 2015. Parker-Hannifin is the world’s leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial, and aerospace markets. Mr. Banks served as executive vice president and operating officer of Parker-Hannifin from 2008 to 2015 and senior vice president and operating officer of Parker-Hannifin from 2006 to 2008. Current Directorships. Mr. Banks is a director of Parker-Hannifin.

Randolph Carson

Mr. Randolph W. (Randy) Carson is Independent Director of Nordson Corp. From 2000 to February 2009, Mr. Carson served as chief executive officer of Eaton Corporation’s Electrical Group. Eaton (NYSE: ETN) is a global, diversified industrial manufacturer and technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution, and control. Mr. Carson retired from Eaton in May 2009 following ten years with the company. Prior to Eaton Corporation, Mr. Carson held several executive positions with Rockwell International. Current Directorships. Mr. Carson is a director of Southwire Company, LLC, the leading North American supplier of wire and cable products. Key Attributes, Experiences, and Skills. Mr. Carson served as a director of Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. (formerly, Nasdaq: FCS), a leading global manufacturer of semiconductor devices, until September 2016, when ON Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: ON) closed its acquisition of Fairchild. Mr. Carson served as chair of the board of GrafTech International, Ltd. (NYSE: EAF), a global manufacturer of carbon and graphite products, prior to GrafTech becoming an indirect wholly-owned affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management Inc. (NYSE: BAM) (TSX: BAM.A) (Euronext: BAMA).

Arthur George

Mr. Arthur L. (Art) George, Jr., is Independent Director of Nordson Corp. He has served as senior vice president and manager, Analog Engineering Operations of Texas Instruments Incorporated from 2011 until his retirement in March 2014. Texas Instruments (Nasdaq: TXN) is one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies and a highly innovative, high performing global leader in analog, embedded processing, and wireless technologies. Mr. George was senior vice president and worldwide general manager, High Performance Analog of Texas Instruments from 2006 to 2011. Current Directorships. Mr. George is a director of Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq GS: ACLS), a provider of equipment and service solutions for the semiconductor manufacturing industry.

Frank Jaehnert

Mr. Frank M. Jaehnert is Independent Director of Nordson Corp. He has served as chief executive officer and president of Brady Corporation (NYSE: BRC) from April 2003 through October 2013. Brady is an international manufacturer and marketer of complete solutions that identify and protect premises, products, and people. Brady’s core capabilities in manufacturing, channel management, printing systems, precision engineering and materials expertise make it a leading supplier to customers in general manufacturing, maintenance and safety, process industries, construction, electrical, telecommunications, electronics, laboratory/healthcare, airline/transportation, brand protection, education, governmental, public utility, and a variety of other industries. Current Directorships. Mr. Jaehnert is a director of Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG), a world leader in gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, portable generators, and lawn and garden powered equipment and related accessories. He is also a director of Itron, Inc. (Nasdaq: ITRI), a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water and providing comprehensive solutions that measure, manage, and analyze energy and water.

Joseph Keithley

Mr. Joseph P. (Joe) Keithley is Independent Director of Nordson Corporation. He has served as chair of the board of Keithley Instruments, Inc., a provider of measurement solutions to the semiconductor, fiber optics, telecommunications, and electronics industries, from 1991 until December 2010 when Keithley Instruments was purchased by Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR). He also served as Keithley Instruments’ chief executive officer from November 1993 to December 2010, as president from May 1994 to December 2010, and as a member of its board of directors from 1986 until December 2010. Current Directorships. Mr. Keithley is a director of Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq GS: ACLS), a provider of equipment and service solutions for the semiconductor manufacturing industry.

Mary Puma

Ms. Mary G. Puma is Independent Director of Nordson Corporation. She is president and chief executive officer of Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq GS: ACLS). Axcelis is a provider of equipment and service solutions for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Ms. Puma has served as chief executive officer of Axcelis since January 2002. Current Directorships. Ms. Puma is a director of Axcelis. From May 2005 to May 2015, Ms. Puma was chair of the board of Axcelis.

Victor Richey

Mr. Victor L. Richey, Jr., is Independent Director of Nordson Corp. He has been chair of the board, president, and chief executive officer of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE) since 2003. ESCO Technologies manufactures highly-engineered filtration and fluid control products for the aviation, space, and process markets worldwide; is the industry leader in RF shielding and EMC test products; provides diagnostic instruments, software, and services for the benefit of the electric utility industry and industrial power users; and produces custom thermoformed packaging, pulp-based packaging, and specialty products for medical and commercial markets. Current Directorships. Mr. Richey is chair of the board of ESCO Technologies.

James Jaye

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