Westlake, Ohio, USA - July 9, 2012 – Nordson Corporation (Nasdag: NDSN) is pleased to announce that Masaru Uchida has been named President of Nordson K.K (Japan) as of June 1st, 2012.
Uchida joined Nordson K.K. in May 2008 as Director for Headquarters Administration with responsibility for finance, information systems, human resources and general affairs. Uchida assumed additional responsibilities as Representative Director in July 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology from the Chiba Institute of Technology.
“Nordson provides precision technology solutions which combine product and technology development with direct sales and service to various industries such as food, beverage, electronics, construction, transportation, pharmaceutical, medical equipment and hygiene,” said Uchida. “We are always ready to serve local market needs with our state-of-the-art system solutions in adhesive dispensing, industrial coating and advanced technology. In addition, we provide customers with direct and ongoing support to ensure optimal and sustainable operations after the installation of our products. And, because of our global capabilities, we can also support our customers as they expand their business outside of Japan.”
“Since its establishment in 1969, Nordson K.K has served the Japanese market with application expertise and premier customer service. We are committed to continuous improvement and continuously seek to deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction. In addition, we continue to offer our deepest condolences to those bereaved and our sincere support to the many people who have been afflicted by the Great Eastern Earthquake which occurred in March 2011. Our founding corporate values include a strong commitment to supporting the communities where we operate.”
Nordson revenues in Japan in during fiscal year 2011 were $111 million, or 9 percent of Nordson’s total fiscal year 2011 revenues of $1.2 billion.
Uchida will continue to report to Nordson Corporate Vice President Greg Merk. Merk served as Nordson K.K President for the past two years since and will continue to serve in his role as Nordson Corporation's Vice President of the Pacific South Division and Japan and as Director of Nordson K.K.
Nordson Corporation delivers precision technology solutions that help customers increase throughput, productivity and up-time, enable new products and features, and decrease material usage. The company engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used for dispensing adhesives, coatings, sealants, biomaterials and other materials, fluid management, test and inspection, UV curing and plasma surface treatment, all supported by application expertise and direct global sales and service. Nordson serves a wide variety of consumer non-durable, durable and technology end markets including packaging, nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation, construction, and general product assembly and finishing. Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, the company has operations and 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.
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In Japan: Nordson K.K Marketing Communication
All other regions:
James R. Jaye (Director, Communications and Investor Relations)