Nordson Corp. has appointed James E. DeVries to the newly created enterprise-level position of vice president of Global Continuous Improvement. Reporting to President and CEO Michael F. Hilton, DeVries will be tasked with driving profitable growth in all operating segments through the elevation of the company’s continuous improvement and margin enhancement efforts.

“We are committed to building on excellence and extending our competitive advantages everywhere we operate,” said Hilton. “While Nordson’s current performance is at a very strong level, we believe there are multiple opportunities for us to deliver even better performance. The creation of this new position provides the additional organizational focus necessary to capitalize on these opportunities.

“Jim DeVries is an ideal choice for this new challenge and among Nordson’s most proven senior leaders. As vice president of Operations for Nordson’s largest operating segment, Adhesive Dispensing Systems, Jim has demonstrated the ability to drive improved performance across multiple geographies and end markets over a sustained period.”

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