Technology >> CEO Interviews >> June 20, 2012

Nordson Corporation (NDSN)

Hilton, Michael F.
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