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Nordson Corp (NDSN.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Joseph Keithley

68 2010 Independent Chairman of the Board

Michael Hilton

62 2010 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Gregory Thaxton

56 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

John Keane

55 2005 Senior Vice President

Gregory Merk

45 2013 Senior Vice President

Robert Veillette

64 2007 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Stephen Lovass

47 2016 Corporate Vice President - Industrial Coating Systems

Shelly Peet

51 2009 Vice President

Jeffrey Pembroke

49 2015 Vice President

Joseph Stockunas

56 2015 Vice President

Lee Banks

53 2010 Independent Director

Randolph Carson

65 2009 Independent Director

Arthur George

55 2012 Independent Director

Frank Jaehnert

59 2012 Independent Director

Michael Merriman

60 2008 Independent Director

Mary Puma

58 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. 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. Other Directorships in Previous 5 Years. 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.

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 an 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.

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 .

Robert Veillette

Mr. Robert E. Veillette is no longer Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company effective December 31, 2017. He was Secretary and Assistant General Counsel in 2002.

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.

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. Other Directorships in Previous 5 Years. Mr. George serves as 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 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 served as a director of Brady Corporation from April 1, 2003 through October 7, 2013.

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. Other Directorships in Previous 5 Years. 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. Other Directorships in Previous 5 Years. Ms. Puma serves as a director of Axcelis Technologies. From May 2005 to May 2016, Ms. Puma was chairman of the board of Axcelis.

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 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.

James Jaye

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