Age 56. President and Chief Executive Officer, Nordson Corporation, designer and manufacturer of dispensing equipment for consumer and industrial adhesives, sealants and coatings, Westlake OH. Previously was with Illinois Tool Works, Inc. for 23 years serving in various leadership roles such as Executive Vice President of Automotive OEM, Executive Vice President of Welding, and Group President, Welding International. Holds a BS degree from South Gujarat (India) University, an MBA from Wright State (Ohio) University and an MS and Ph.D. in materials science from Auburn (Ala.) University. Served on the Board since February 2015.