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.