Nordson Corp. recently announced the election of James E. DeVries as a corporate vice president of the company. DeVries serves as Nordson’s vice president, Global Continuous Improvement, reporting directly to Michael F. Hilton, president and CEO.

“With the customer as our focus, Nordson is committed to building on excellence and driving growth and performance everywhere we operate,” said Hilton. “Jim DeVries has been a key part of Nordson’s success since joining the company more than 25 years ago, and his election as a Nordson corporate vice president is well deserved. Since being promoted in 2010 to his current non-executive officer role as vice president of Global Continuous Improvement, Jim has helped accelerate our performance in the near term while also laying the groundwork that will help drive our results to higher levels over an extended period. Throughout his career, he has consistently added value to our organization while embodying Nordson’s corporate values of energy, excellence, integrity, customer passion and respect for people.”

DeVries’ current responsibilities include leadership of a global team tasked with setting productivity goals, defining key metrics, ensuring overall process consistency across the company, and leading large enterprise step-change projects. Prior to being named vice president of Global Continuous Improvement in 2010, DeVries held a variety of operational and engineering positions with increasing responsibilities during his 25-year career at Nordson.

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