Parker Appoints Candido Lima to Lead Parker’s Latin America Group

22.11.2012

Parker Hannifin has appointed Candido Lima, age 47, as Vice President and President - Latin America Group, effective November 1, 2012. Mr. Lima succeeds Ricardo Machado, age 64, who will retire at the end of January, 2013 after 20 years of dedicated service to Parker. Until retirement, Mr. Machado will work to ensure a smooth transition of his responsibilities to Mr. Lima.

As leader of Parker s Latin America Group, Mr. Lima will be responsible for growing sales of all Parker technologies and products in this important growth region. He began his career with Parker in 2002 as a Controller for multiple divisions in Brazil, serving in financial management positions of progressively greater responsibility until 2009, when he was appointed to Seal Division General Manager based in Sao Paulo, Brazil where he was instrumental in a highly successful turnaround. Mr. Lima holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the State University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, a minor in Accounting and Finance from the University of Illinois in the United States, and a master s degree in Economics from the Getulio Vargas Foundation in Brazil.

"Candido has demonstrated great leadership and operational acumen in significantly improving the performance of businesses he has had leadership responsibilities for," said Lee Banks, Executive Vice President and Operating Officer. "By taking a comprehensive approach and establishing clear goals and direction for his team, Candido has led change by fostering a culture where his employees are empowered to take action. We are confident that he will continue the success and growth of our business in the Latin America region."

Mr. Machado joined Parker in 1992 as the Latin America Group s Continuous Improvement Manager with the additional responsibility of establishing operations for Parker s Fluid Connectors Group in the region. Within two years, he became General Manager of the Brazilian Automation Division where he successfully helped Parker establish a leading position in Brazil for pneumatics. After six successful years as a General Manager, in 2000 he was promoted to Vice President and President - Latin America Group where his deployment of the Win Strategy has led to a period of growth and profitability for the region.

"We thank Ricardo for his leadership and especially his success growing Parker s business in the Latin America region," said Banks. "Under his watch, the Latin America Group has enjoyed unprecedented growth and within the last 10 years. Ricardo leaves behind a strong team that we are confident will continue our ongoing success in the region."

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