Parker Names Robert Malone as Vice President and President – Filtration Group
Parker Hannifin Corporation named Robert Malone, age 51, as Vice President and President - Filtration Group and an Officer of the company, effective December 1, 2014. Mr. Malone replaces Peter Popoff, who will retire effective February 1, 2015, as previously announced.
"Following Parker s well established practice of planned succession, we are fortunate to have someone of Rob s caliber to step into this role and continue to pursue our target to grow Parker s leadership position in the global filtration market," said Tom Williams, Executive Vice President and Operating Officer. "I am confident he will lead the group to ongoing success much as his track record and experience indicates in previous leadership positions."
Mr. Malone has 15 years of experience in the filtration industry. He joined Parker in 2013 as Vice President of Operations for the Filtration Group where he is responsible for five of the group s divisions and is the group sponsor for four of the seven global filtration platforms. Prior to joining Parker, he was President and CEO for Purolator Filters, a German owned joint venture between Robert Bosch GmbH and Mann+Hummel GmbH. In this role, Mr. Malone had responsibility for the engineering, manufacturing, marketing and sales of the Purolator brand and private label oil, fuel and air filters to North American OEM and aftermarket customers. Previously, he held senior leadership positions with ArvinMeritor Light Vehicle Aftermarket and Arvin-Kayaba, LLC, including three vice president and general manager assignments and a vice president of sales and marketing role. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and a joint Master of Business Administration and Engineering from Northwestern University s Kellogg School of Management.
Source: Parker Hannifin Corp