Nordson Corporation announced that Executive Vice President and CFO, Joseph Kelley, has been appointed executive vice president and Industrial Precision Solutions segment leader. Effective November 1, 2023, Kelley will succeed Jeffrey Pembroke, who will be retiring from the Company after 18 years of leadership.

Kelley joined Nordson in 2020 as Executive Vice President and CFO, overseeing the company’s accounting and reporting, tax, treasury, internal audit, and investor relations functions. Prior to joining Nordson, he served for five years as CFO of Materion, a $1.1 billion global advanced materials manufacturer. Before joining Materion, he had a variety of progressive financial and accounting roles based domestically and in Europe.

“Building winning teams is one of the key pillars of our ascend strategy. As Jeff retires, we are fortunate to have Joe ready to step into this position. Those who know Joe are familiar with the energy and passion he brings to Nordson, in addition to his deep understanding of the business and the deployment of the ascend strategy. I am excited for him to assume this important leadership role,” said President and CEO, Sundaram Nagarajan.

Nagarajan continued, “Jeff has been a steadfast Nordson leader over the past 18 years. He’s mentored and developed strong business leaders, been instrumental in our growth and innovation platform, and successfully deployed the NBS Next growth framework across our segments. On behalf of the company, I want to thank Jeff for his many contributions to Nordson and wish him well.”

Nordson will conduct a search for Kelley’s successor. Vice President and Corporate Controller Stephen Shamrock will act as interim CFO during the transition period. 

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