August 27, 2012 East Providence, RI USA - Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) has appointed Ken Forden to the position of Vice President and General Manager of its Nordson EFD division, a leading manufacturer of precision dispensing equipment and packaging solutions for the adhesives, lubricants and other fluids used in a wide range of industrial assembly processes.
Forden brings to his new position at Nordson EFD more than 25 years of leadership experience gained at different business units within General Electric Company and Johns Manville, a Berkshire Hathaway Company.
His comprehensive background includes roles as President, Director of Sales and Marketing, Commercial Director and Business Development Manager, and various Business Leader positions encompassing multiple industries.
“Ken’s broad experience and proven ability to deliver results in multiple end markets will allow him to build on Nordson EFD’s long record of success. He is a strong leader with a passion for growth and serving the needs of customers worldwide,” according to Jeff Pembroke, Group Vice President–Fluid Management.
Forden holds a Masters of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan Technological University.
About Nordson EFD
Nordson EFD designs and manufactures precision fluid dispensing systems for benchtop assembly processes and automated assembly lines. By enabling manufacturers to apply the same amount of adhesive, lubricant or other assembly fluid to every part, every time, EFD dispensing systems are helping companies in a wide variety of industries increase throughput, improve quality, and lower their production costs. The company is also a leading formulator of high-quality solder pastes for printing and dispensing applications in the electronics industry.
About Nordson Corporation
Nordson Corporation is one of the world’s leading producers of precision dispensing equipment that applies adhesives, sealants, liquid and powder coatings and other materials to a broad range of consumer and industrial products during manufacturing operations. The company also manufactures equipment used in the testing and inspection of electronic components as well as technology-based systems for UV curing and surface treatment processes. Headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, Nordson has direct operations and sales support offices in more than 30 countries. Visit Nordson on the web at www.nordson.com, www.twitter.com/Nordson_Corp or www.facebook.com/Nordson