Nordson Corp. recently announced it has promoted Ken Forden to general manager of the extrusion and coating die business within the company’s polymer processing product line. Forden will have worldwide responsibility for the EDI™, Verbruggen™, and Premier™ product brands.

Prior to taking on this new role, Forden served as vice president and general manager of Nordson EFD.

Andrei Stapinoiu, previously the global director of this business, has been promoted to the position of managing director, Europe/Middle East/Africa, for the Nordson EFD division.

“Ken’s experience leading a global business and his knowledge of the polymers industry will bring a new thrust to Nordson’s global expansion of its die business,” said John J. Keane, senior vice president. “Our goal is to make the most innovative extrusion and coating die technologies locally accessible and supported for processors and converters throughout the world.”

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