The Nordson Corp. board of directors has elected Stephen P. Lovass as corporate vice president for its industrial coating systems (ICS) business segment. He will replace Douglas C. Bloomfield, who will retire at the end of the year after nearly 30 years of service.

Lovass reportedly most recently served as president for one of the global sensors and controls businesses at Danaher Corp. Prior to Danaher, he spent 10 years with Gerber Scientific Inc., moving from product management and marketing roles to run three of the company’s four businesses, ultimately becoming a senior vice president and corporate officer.

“Stephen brings 25 years of diversified global business experience to the ICS role, including profit and loss responsibility for engineered solutions and capital equipment companies, strategy development and implementation, mergers and acquisitions, and process improvement,” said Michael F. Hilton, president and CEO. “His experience spans several end markets that are very relevant to Nordson, including industrial, medical, food, process, HVAC and electronics. We are delighted to add somebody of his caliber to what is already a strong management team.”

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