CLEVELAND, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Parker Hannifin (NYSE: PH) announced today that its Board of Directors elected three new corporate vice presidents. This move coincides with the company's efforts to accelerate the growth of its automation, instrumentation and hydraulics businesses.
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Bob Bond, president of the Automation Group, oversees and leads the worldwide group in the development, manufacturing and marketing of pneumatic and electromechanical components and systems for a wide range of machine and factory automation solutions. Bond started his career with Parker in 1977, and has held a number of key management positions in the Fluid Connectors Group, including vice president of operations as well as coordinating operations in Europe and Asia. He is a graduate of the Canadian Institute of Management and the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.
Marwan Kashkoush, president of the Hydraulics Group, is responsible for the group's operations worldwide, including developing, manufacturing and marketing hydraulic products and systems for a broad range of industrial and mobile equipment. Kashkoush began his career at Parker in 1977 after graduating from New York State University with a degree in industrial technology. He has held a number of key management roles within the group and was most recently president of Parker's hydraulics business in Europe. He has an executive MBA from Michigan State University.
Tom Mackie, president of the Instrumentation Group, has worldwide responsibility for the group's divisions and operations and sales organization. Previously, he was vice president of operations for the Fluid Connectors Group's instrumentation operations and has held a number of management positions within the group, including overseeing the Group's European operations. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.
With annual sales of $6 billion, Parker Hannifin Corporation is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of commercial, mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs more than 40,000 people in 40 countries around the world. For more information, visit the company's web site at www.parker.com , or its investor information site at www.phstock.com . SOURCE Parker Hannifin Corporation
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