John Keane is senior vice president of Nordson Corporation, with extensive experience within all three of the company's global operating segments. His current duties include the continued integration and optimization of acquired polymer processing product lines within the company's Adhesive Dispensing Systems segment
Keane joined Nordson in 1992 as a project engineer in the converting product line. In 1997, he became engineering manager for the packaging and product assembly product lines and in 2000 was appointed to the position of vice president with responsibility for global engineering and marketing. In 2003, Keane was appointed a corporate vice president with responsibility for the Finishing and Coating Systems segment (now Industrial Coating Systems). In this position, he directed worldwide sales, marketing, engineering and manufacturing functions for the container coating, powder coating and liquid finishing businesses. In 2005, Keane was appointed senior vice president with responsibility for the Adhesive Dispensing Systems segment. On January 30, 2009 Keane moved to the Advanced Technology Systems segment where he led Nordson’s ASYMTEK, MARCH, and YESTECH businesses. Keane was appointed to lead the entire Advanced Technology Systems segment in December 2009 and continued in that role until 2014. Keane holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and attended the Harvard Business School’s advanced management program.