Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> May 21, 2001

Edward P. Campbell – Nordson Corporation (ndsn)

EDWARD P. CAMPBELL is President and Chief Executive Officer of Nordson Corporation, a multinational company with direct operations in 31 countries and approximately 4,000 employees worldwide. Mr. Campbell spent 11 years in operating and financial management positions in the petroleum industry before joining Nordson in 1988 as Vice President of Corporate Development. He was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 1994 and was elected President and a member of Nordson's Board of Directors in 1996. In November 1997, Mr. Campbell assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer, while retaining his position as President of the company. He is President of the Board of Trustees of the Lorain County Center for Leadership in Education. He is also Chairman of The Nordson Corporation Foundation and serves on the Boards of KeyCorp, OMNOVA Solutions, Inc., WCPN-Cleveland Public Radio, and Cleveland Tomorrow. In addition, he is a member of the Dean's Technology Council for the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and will serve as the Chairman of the 54th Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, which will be held in Cleveland in 2003. Mr. Campbell holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, and a Master's degree in Business Administration from Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Profile
TWST: Could we begin with a historical sketch of Nordson Corporation and

then the picture of the company as it is now?

Mr. Campbell: Nordson Corporation was founded nearly 50 years ago as