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Michael F. Hilton

President and Chief Executive Officer


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. (NYSE: APD), in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility.  Immediately before joining Nordson, Mr. Hilton served as Senior Vice President and General Manager with specific responsibility for leading Air Products’ $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. (NYSE: R), and he is a member of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation. 

Mr. Hilton holds a B.S. in chemical engineering and an MBA from Lehigh University. He is a board member of the Nordson Corporation Foundation and is active in United Way and a variety of other charitable endeavors.