Nordson names new top executive at EDI

By Bill Bregar
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: September 17, 2012 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Film & Sheet, Machinery, Molds/Tooling

CHIPPEWA FALLS, WIS. (Sept. 17, 7:15 p.m. ET) — Nordson Corp. has brought in one if its veterans to become top executive of Extrusion Dies Industries, which it purchased in May.

Nordson announced Sept. 17 that Godfrey Sandham has become vice president and general manager of EDI. He will relocate from his native England to EDI headquarters in Chippewa Falls. He will oversee the integration of EDI into Nordson, and coordinate EDI with a Belgian flat-die maker Nordson bought in 2011, called Constructiewerkhuizen G. Verbruggen NV.

EDI makes flat dies and fluid coating dies.

Nordson is based in Westlake, Ohio.

Sandham brings extensive international experience to EDI. In 1998, Sandham joined Nordson EFD, which manufactures precision fluid dispensing equipment for adhesives, sealants, lubricants and other fluids. Before coming to EDI, he was president of EFD International Inc., managing director of EFD operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and director of Nordson Germany. He also was a member of Nordson EFD LLC’s executive staff.

He is credited with building a pan-European business for Nordson EFD through acquisitions, mergers, geographic expansion and new business development.

Before joining Nordson, Sandham spent 20 years in the petrochemical industry working with lubricants, hot melts, coatings, solvents, chemicals and oilfield products.

Gary Edwards, former CEO of EDI, will leave the company in December to pursue other opportunities, Edwards will work with Sandham to make a smooth transition, Nordson said.

Another former EDI executive, Christopher Curtin, who was vice chairman of commercial activities at the flat-die maker, recently left EDI to join extrusion line maker Processing Technologies International LLC as vice president of international sales.


Comments

Nordson names new top executive at EDI

By Bill Bregar
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: September 17, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

EU moving closer to rules that will reduce plastic bag use by 80 percent

April 17, 2014 10:54 am ET

European Union countries could have to reduce the use of plastic shopping bags by at least 80 percent by 2019 under draft rules backed by the...    More

Negri Bossi's new owners may 'bring significant manufacturing' to US

April 16, 2014 1:09 pm ET

Italian plastics equipment major Negri Bossi may “bring significant manufacturing of injection molding machines back to the United...    More

Image

Polyair rebuilds from Sandy with help from Process Control

April 16, 2014 4:11 pm ET

Hurricane Sandy gutted Polyair Inter Pack Inc.'s Carlstadt, N.J., plant more than a year ago, and Brian Clawson won't soon forget the devastation.    More

With European Parliament vote looming, official urges bag restriction

April 16, 2014 9:56 am ET

Janez Potocnik, Europe's commissioner for the environment, told the European Parliament April 15 that plastic shopping bags are a “highly...    More

Image

RKW buys Hyplast, folds into RKW Agri

April 15, 2014 11:13 am ET

RKW SE, a Germany-based films and flexible packaging group, has announced it has acquired Belgium's Hyplast NV.    More

Market Reports

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook North America

This in-depth report provides analysis and discussions of economic and political conditions, market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies. In addition, there are reviews of 25 leading thermoformers in the packaging segment, assessing their growth initiatives and performance metrics over 10 years.

Learn more

Automotive Market Review and Outlook 2014 The Americas

This 75-page report features in-depth analysis of the automotive industry for the Americas. It includes discussions of market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting production and threats as well as design strategies being implemented by the major automakers. Detailed charts and data tables outline North American automotive production over the last five years.

Learn more

Plastics Building & Construction Market Review and Outlook 2014 with MS Excel chart data

This report provides in-depth analysis of the plastic building and construction market for North America, including discussions of trends, opportunities, threats and the latest developments in construction trends that impact plastics processors.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

May 6, 2014 - May 8, 2014Plastics in Medical Devices 2014

May 12, 2014 - May 12, 2014Plastics News Brazil Pharma Summit

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

February 3, 2015 - February 7, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events