Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> October 4, 1999

Clyde G. Nixon – Sun Hydraulics Corporation (snhy)

CLYDE G. NIXON joined Sun Hydraulics in January 1988 and was named President and Chief Executive Officer in November 1988. From September 1985, to January 1988, he served as Vice President of Cross & Trecker Corporation and President of Warner & Swasey Company, its wholly owned subsidiary. From 1964 to 1985, Mr. Nixon served in various management capacities with Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Corporation, most recently as Vice President of its fluid power division and President of Double A Products Company, its wholly owned subsidiary. Mr. Nixon is a graduate of Cornell University and the Harvard Business School, and is a past Chairman of the Board of the National Fluid Power Association. Mr. Nixon has over 31 years experience in the fluid power industry. Profile
TWST: Could we start with a brief history and a little overview of the

company just to kind of set the stage for the readers?

Mr. Nixon: Sun Hydraulics is a leading manufacturer of