Mr. Crespo brings twenty years of executive experience in industrial management. Most recently he was vice president and general manager of Oshkosh Corporation’s OEM concrete mixer truck business, and previously he served as vice president and general manager of the Global Appliance Division of Illinois Tool Works (ITW).
Nordson’s PPS products include BKG pelletizers, melt pumps, and melt filtration systems and EDI polymer extrusion and fluid coating dies. The PPS division is now part of the Industrial Precision Solutions (IPS) segment of Nordson, formed in 2020 in a corporate business realignment and headed by Gregory P. Merk, executive vice president.
“Jesus has a proven track record of leading division-level transformations that revitalized businesses and drove organic growth,” said Mr. Merk. “He will focus our best resources to bring product and service innovations that make our customers more successful.”
Mr. Crespo’s appointment follows the announced retirement of John J. Keane, executive vice president, who is retiring after nearly 30 years with Nordson. Prior to leading PPS, Mr. Keane held leadership roles with the company’s industrial coatings, adhesives, and advanced technology businesses. He was appointed an officer of the company in 2002.
“John has brought a tremendous amount of passion and knowledge to Nordson’s senior leadership team” said Sundaram Nagarajan, president and CEO of Nordson Corporation. “We are fortunate to have had the benefit of his leadership, dedication, and compassion.”