Donaldson announces business changes

Donaldson announces multiple officer changes that are effective April 1, 2014.

Charles J. McMurray, 60, senior vice president and chief administrative officer, retires after 33 distinguished years of service. McMurray joined Donaldson in 1980 and has held key management roles in the company’s operations in the U.S. and Europe and with the company’s joint venture with Caterpillar. Over McMurray’s career, he also held other senior leadership roles, including vice president of human resources and senior vice president of Industrial Products, before assuming his most recent role as senior vice president and chief administrative officer with responsibility for Latin America, South Africa, and a number of the company’s functional groups.

“Charlie has been a key leader in building our Company’s outstanding track record. I would like to thank Charlie for his dedication to the needs of our Company, Customers, Shareholders, and Employees, and his steadfast commitment to operational excellence which will be among the many hallmarks of his Donaldson legacy,” says Bill Cook, CEO.

Tod E. Carpenter, 54, is appointed to the company’s board of directors and promoted to chief operating officer (COO) from his current role as senior vice president, engine products. Carpenter joined Donaldson in 1996. He has held a number of positions during that time.

“Tod brings a wealth of general management and global leadership experience to his new role. His track-record of driving strategic growth initiatives, launching innovative proprietary products, and strengthening relationships with our key global Customers is impressive and prepares him well for the COO role,” says Cook.

Thomas R. Scalf, 47, is promoted to senior vice president, engine products, from his current role as vice president of global industrial air filtration. Scalf joined Donaldson in 1989 and has held a number of key roles.

“In his current role, Tom has led the highly successful globalization of our Industrial Air Filtration business, championed the dramatic refreshment of our dust collection product line, and posted outstanding revenue growth. He brings a wealth of leadership experience to his new role, where he can build on the success of our Engine Products business,” says Cook.

Jeffrey E. Spethmann, 49, is appointed vice President, global industrial air filtration. Spethmann is currently the vice president of Donaldson’s exhaust and emissions business unit, a position he has held since returning to Donaldson in 2013. Spethmann’s prior Donaldson experience included a variety of engineering and technology positions from 1988 through 1999.

“Jeff’s deep operations and technical experience, as well as broad management and strategic perspectives, provided the impressive foundation for his return to Donaldson and will serve him well in his new role,” says Cook.

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