Nordson CEO Named Entrepreneur Of The Year
WESTLAKE, OH—July 2, 2013—Nordson's President and CEO Michael Hilton has received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2013 award in the Public Company Category for the Northeast Ohio Region.
“On behalf of Nordson’s entire worldwide team, I’m honored to accept this award, which recognizes the outstanding growth and sustained excellent performance of our company,” said Hilton. “Nordson’s continued success is the result of the hard work of our employees and is rooted in the strong leadership of several previous Nordson CEOs, including co-founder Eric Nord whose encouragement of innovators and entrepreneurs was core to his vision of Nordson as a highly successful, venturesome company operating on the leading edge." Hilton explained that innovation remains at the heart of Nordson. "This combination of entrepreneurship, innovation, steadfast core values, personal accountability and execution has enabled Nordson to outperform its peers over an extended period and generate record results for three consecutive years,” he said.
Now in its 27th year, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award recognizes outstanding high-growth entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. The unique award recognizes the significant contributions of entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement.
Hilton is now a contender for the National Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 Overall award which will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, CA, in November. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.
Nordson delivers precision technology solutions that help customers increase throughput, productivity and up-time, enable new products and features, and decrease material usage. The company engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used for dispensing adhesives, coatings, polymers, plastics, sealants, biomaterials and other materials, and for fluid management, test and inspection, UV curing and plasma surface treatment, all supported by application expertise and direct global sales and service. Nordson serves a wide variety of consumer non-durable, durable and technology end markets, including packaging, nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation, construction and general product assembly and finishing. Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Westlake, OH, the company has operations and support offices in more than 30 countries.