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Nordson Corp (NDSN.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Joseph Keithley

69 2010 Independent Chairman of the Board

Michael Hilton

63 2010 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Gregory Thaxton

56 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

John Keane

56 2005 Senior Vice President

Gregory Merk

46 2013 Senior Vice President

Gina Beredo

2017 Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Lara Mahoney

2018 Vice President - Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

Stephen Lovass

48 2016 Corporate Vice President - Industrial Coating Systems

Shelly Peet

52 2009 Vice President

Jeffrey Pembroke

50 2015 Vice President

Joseph Stockunas

57 2015 Vice President

Lee Banks

54 2010 Independent Director

Randolph Carson

66 2009 Independent Director

Arthur George

56 2012 Independent Director

Frank Jaehnert

60 2012 Independent Director

Michael Merriman

61 2008 Independent Director

Mary Puma

59 2001 Independent Director

Victor Richey

60 2010 Independent Director

James Jaye

Senior Director - Communications & Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Joseph Keithley

Mr. Joseph P. Keithley is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Nordson Corporation., since February 2010. Mr. Keithley has served as chairman of the board of Nordson Corporation since February 2010. He served as chairman of the board of Keithley Instruments, Inc., a provider of measurement solutions to the semiconductor, fiber optics, telecommunications, and electronics industries, from 1991, as well as a member of its board of directors, from 1986 until December 2010 when Keithley Instruments was purchased by Danaher Corporation. He also served as Keithley Instruments’ chief executive officer from November 1993 to December 2010 and as president from May 1994 to December 2010. Mr. Keithley previously served as chairman of the board of Keithley Instruments. He is a director of Materion Corporation (NYSE: MTRN), an integrated producer of high performance engineered materials used in a variety of electrical, electronic, thermal and structural applications, and Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq GS: ACLS), a provider of equipment and service solutions for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Mr. Keithley brings extensive, broad-based international business and executive management and leadership experience from his leadership roles at Keithley Instruments to his role as chairman of our board of directors. Among other things, Mr. Keithley draws upon his extensive knowledge in the global semiconductor and electronics industries garnered while leading Keithley Instruments. Mr. Keithley also has extensive public company board and governance experience.

Michael Hilton

Mr. Michael F. Hilton is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Nordson Corp. Mr. Hilton became Nordson’s President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 16, 2010. Prior to his joining Nordson, Mr. Hilton was senior vice president and general manager for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE: APD) from 2007 until 2010, with specific responsibility for leading the company’s $2 billion global Electronics and Performance Materials segment. Air Products and Chemicals serves customers in industrial, energy, technology, and healthcare markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, and equipment and services. Mr. Hilton serves as a director of Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a FORTUNE® 500 provider of leading-edge transportation, logistics, and supply chain management solutions. He also serves as a director of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: LECO). Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market. Mr. Hilton is the only member of Nordson’s management serving on the Nordson Board. With over 30 years of global manufacturing industry experience, Mr. Hilton brings to the Board an intimate understanding of management leadership, strategy development, and day-to-day operations of a multi-national company, including product line management, new product technology and talent development, manufacturing, distribution and other sales channels, business processes, international operations, and global markets.

Gregory Thaxton

Mr. Gregory A. Thaxton is Chief Financial Officer, Senior 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).

John Keane

Mr. John J. Keane is Senior Vice President of the Company.

Gregory Merk

Mr. Gregory P. Merk is Senior Vice President of Nordson Corp. He was General Manager, Latin America South in 2000 .

Gina Beredo

Ms. Gina Brickley Beredo is appointed as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the company effective December 31, 2017. 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.

Lara Mahoney

Ms. Lara L. Mahoney is Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications of the Company. Prior to joining Nordson, Mahoney was Vice President, Investor Relations & Marketing Communications for Invacare Corporation, where she held positions of increasing responsibility since 2004. Mahoney holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Media from the University of Mount Union.

Stephen Lovass

Mr. Stephen P. Lovass is Corporate Vice President - Industrial Coating Systems (ICS) of the Company., effective Dec 31st, 2016. 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.

Shelly Peet

Ms. Shelly M. Peet is Vice President of Nordson Corporation. She served as a Vice President, Chief Information Officer of Nordson Corporation., since 2007 and was Director, Corporate Information Services and Chief Information Officer in 2003.

Jeffrey Pembroke

Joseph Stockunas

Lee Banks

Mr. Lee C. Banks is an Independent Director of Nordson Corporation. Mr. Banks has been president and chief operating officer of Parker-Hannifin Corporation since February 2015. Parker-Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH) 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 2016 and senior vice president and operating officer of Parker-Hannifin from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Banks is a director of Parker-Hannifin. As a senior executive and director of a multi-national corporation, Mr. Banks provides the Board with significant executive general management and operational experiences and a unique perspective in identifying governance, strategic, and tactical risks attendant to a multi-national sales, distribution, manufacturing, and operational footprint.

Randolph Carson

Mr. Randolph W. Carson is an Independent Director of Nordson Corp. From 2000 to February 2009, Mr. Carson served as chief executive officer of Eaton Corporation’s (NYSE: ETN) Electrical Group. Eaton 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. Mr. Carson served as a director of Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. (Nasdaq: FCS), a leading global manufacturer of semiconductor devices, until September 16, 2016 when ON Semiconductor Corporation’s (Nasdaq: ON) acquisition of Fairchild closed. Mr. Carson is also a director of Southwire Company, the leading North American supplier of wire and cable products. Mr. Carson served as chairman of the board of GrafTech International, Ltd. (formerly, NYSE: GTI), 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). Brookfield is a global alternative asset manager with over $200 billion in assets under management.

Arthur George

Mr. Arthur L. George, Jr., is an Independent Director of Nordson Corp. Mr. George served as senior vice president and manager, Analog Engineering Operations of Texas Instruments Incorporated (Nasdaq GS: TXN) from 2011 until his retirement in March 2014. Texas Instruments 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. Mr. George serves as director of Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq GS: ACLS), a provider of equipment and service solutions for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Mr. George brings to the Board significant executive and general management experience as well as extensive operational and new product development experiences in high technology markets. Mr. George’s experience with high performance analog products used in a wide range of industrial products gives him insight on a diverse set of industries and affords the Board a unique perspective in identifying strategic and tactical risks attendant to the semiconductor electronics market.

Frank Jaehnert

Mr. Frank M. Jaehnert is an Independent Director of Nordson Corp. Mr. Jaehnert served as chief executive officer and president of Brady Corporation (NYSE: BRC) from April 1, 2003 through October 7, 2013. Brady Corporation 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. Mr. Jaehnert serves as 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 also serves as 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. Mr. Jaehnert also served as a director of Brady Corporation from April 1, 2003 through October 7, 2013. Mr. Jaehnert has been the chief executive officer and president of a global manufacturing business. He also served as chief financial officer of that business. His prior work experience includes various financial positions in Germany and the United States for Robert Bosch GmbH, an international manufacturer of automotive, communications, industrial, and consumer products. Mr. Jaehnert received the equivalent of a master of business administration degree from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.

Michael Merriman

Mr. Michael J. Merriman Jr., is Independent Director of Nordson Corporation. Mr. Merriman has been an operating advisor of Resilience Capital Partners LLC since June 2008. 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. Mr. Merriman is a director of Invacare Corporation (NYSE: IVC), a global leader in the manufacture and distribution of innovative home and long-term care medical products that promote recovery and active lifestyles; Regis Corporation (NYSE: RGS), a company that owns, franchises and operates beauty salons, hair restoration centers and cosmetology education; and 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. Mr. Merriman was a director of American Greetings from 2006 through August 2013 when American Greetings became a private company. Mr. Merriman also served as a director from 2004 until its sale in April 2011 for RC2 Corporation (formerly, Nasdaq: RCRC), a manufacturer of pre-school toys and infant products.

Mary Puma

Ms. Mary G. Puma is an Independent Director of Nordson Corporation. Ms. Puma 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 since January 2002. Ms. Puma contributes extensive executive management experience in an international, technology-driven business and possesses a thorough knowledge of corporate governance and strategy development. Ms. Puma brings valuable experience in compensation and talent management planning matters to our Compensation Committee.

Victor Richey

Mr. Victor L. Richey, Jr., is an Independent Director of Nordson Corp. Mr. Richey has been chairman 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. Mr. Richey is chairman of the board of ESCO Technologies. The Board believes Mr. Richey provides a breadth of skills critical to the Board’s ability to discharge its oversight responsibility. Mr. Richey has extensive experience as chairman, president, and chief executive officer of a diversified global producer and marketer of technology, and he has significant executive management and board experience at public and private companies within some of our end markets, including the semiconductor industry.

James Jaye