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Innovation Awards Honor Nordson Employees

An important part of Nordson's continued success is our ongoing commitment to innovation and our robust new product pipeline. New technology is a competitive differentiator that fuels organic growth. Overall, Nordson employees and retirees now hold a total of 3,124 patents. These patents recognize new technology that helps our customers by driving efficiency, reducing material waste, simplifying technology to improve ease of use, and more. Earlier this year, engineers were recognized at the annual Patent and Innovation Awards in Carlsbad, California; Atlanta, Georgia; and Amherst, Ohio.

These events honor employees across four categories:

Patent Award: Honors individual employees who are listed as an inventor on the first filed (priority) patent application, utility model application or design application.

Innovation Award: Honors employees who make a significant contribution in non-patented technical innovation, or in one of the following three new categories of innovation: process, customer or presence.

Nord Prize for Innovation: Honors an individual or team who has made an extraordinary contribution, whether or not patented, to Nordson's business growth or technology.

Nordson Fellowship of Distinguished Inventors: Recognizes individual inventors, current or retired, who have made an important contribution to Nordson's patented technology.

Congratulations to the honorees at the three events! We cannot wait to see what comes next from our engineers and business leaders.

West Coast Innovation Awards

The 2018 West Coast Innovation Awards luncheon took place on March 27 in Carlsbad, California. The event recognized the innovative contributions of employees from Asymtek, Yestech and Matrix. Awards were presented to inventors named on nine patents granted in 2017 and to innovators on three Technical Innovation Awards, one Process Innovation Award and two Customer Innovation Awards.

Nordson West Innovation Award Recipients

Marvin Parco, Jared Wilburn, Chris Giusti, Michael Gorman, Joe Sherman, Per Orla Jensen, Pat Hogan, Jason McGaffey, Dave Padgett, Mark Meier, Greg Hartmeier, Giancarlo de la Garza, Erik Fiske, Mani Ahmadi, Stephen des Jardins, Ria Suriawidjaja, Tim Girvin, Daniel Ebbeling, Rob Wright, Ron Abernathy, Yuriy Suhinin, Joe Doblack, Efren Jimenez Jr. and Al Lewis

Not Pictured: Robert Dinse, Cliff Fowler, James Huang, Ian Nagano, Malk Schumann and Todd Weston

Atlanta Innovation Awards
Nordson Atlanta presented a total of 16 patents at this year's innovation awards dinner. Their contributions help us deliver state-of-the-art, industry-leading technology.

Nordson Southwest Innovation Award Recipients

Back row (L-R): Ben Bondeson, Wesley Fort, Larry Saidman, Charles Ganzer, Robert Woodlief, Justin Clark, Michael Ridge, Steve Clark
Front Row (L-R): Joel Saine, Leslie Varga, Jay Lanier, Barrington Lewis, Keith Adams, Ray Slattery

Not pictured: David Byerly, Anita Chau, Duane Fisher, Aaron Gould, Ron Ramspeck, Enes Ramosevac, and Sam Shin.

Ohio – Patent and Innovation Awards
The 2018 Ohio Innovation Awards event took place on May 24 at the Emerald Event Center in Avon, Ohio. Mike Hilton, President and CEO, presented the awards to the award recipients. Awards were presented to the inventors named on eight US patents granted in 2017 and to one innovator for a Process Innovation Award for the Nordson Builds Scholarship Program. The award recipients are employees of the Industrial Coating Systems or Nordson Asymtek.

Nordson Ohio Innovation Award Recipients

Back row (L-R) – Ray Baxter, Terry Fulkerson, Mike Riley, Jeff Perkins and Jim Khoury
Front row (L-R) – Mark Ignatius, Amonica Davis, Steve Nemethy and Brian Mather

Not pictured: Ken Espenschied, Jeff Grana, Tom Loparo, Bill Paetow and Howard Podolny.