Michael F. Hilton has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Nordson Corporation since January 2010. Prior to joining Nordson, Mr. Hilton spent 33 years at Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility. Immediately before joining Nordson, Mr. Hilton served as Senior Vice President and General Manager for Air Products with specific responsibility for leading its $2 billion global electronics and performance materials segment. He was also responsible for leading the company’s environment, health and safety, continuous improvement and customer engagement organizations, and he served as a member of the company’s corporate executive committee. He serves on the board of directors of Ryder System Inc. and he is a member of the Manufacturers Alliance Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation. Mr. Hilton holds a B.S. in chemical engineering and an MBA from Lehigh University. Profile
TWST: Briefly describe Nordson with an overview and its history, and what the company is doing today.
Mr. Hilton: We think of Nordson as an industrial technology company, so each market