MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., August 18, 2013 – Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), has named veteran executive Mark Brandenhoff to lead the company’s integrated sales team in the newly created position of Global Director of Sales.
A 13-year veteran of Donaldson Company, Brandenhoff will further unify the sales efforts of recently acquired business units with those of the headquarters team to better support the advanced-technology filtration solution needs of customers throughout the world.
“The global sales team that Mark is forging will help Donaldson Aerospace & Defense sell an expanding product offering to the customer as one entity – Donaldson,” said Mark Rigby, General Manager of Donaldson’s Global Aerospace & Defense Group.
The sales teams of the acquired business units — former companies Aerospace Filtration Systems of St. Louis, Mo., Le Bozec Filtration & Systems of Paris and Western Filter Corp. of Valencia, Calif. — report directly or functionally to Brandenhoff, as do sales executives at Donaldson Aerospace & Defense headquarters.
Since joining Donaldson in 2000 as an engineer in its Gas Turbine Systems unit, Brandenhoff has taken on roles of increasing responsibility. In 2008, he was named Gas Turbine Systems’ Director of Engineering. Two years later, he became Sales Director for that unit, the position he held at the time of his new appointment. In that post, Brandenhoff led an organization responsible for over 75% sales growth in OEM, aftermarket, retrofit and field service products.
Brandenhoff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, where he is also pursuing an MBA.
To learn more about the Donaldson Aerospace & Defense group, visit www.DonaldsonAerospace-Defense.com.
About Donaldson’s Aerospace & Defense Group
Donaldson’s Aerospace & Defense Group is a leading worldwide provider of filtration systems for the aerospace and defense industry. Its filtration solutions protect fixed-wing aircraft, rotorcraft, military ground vehicles, electronic equipment, space vehicles, missiles, military shipboard systems and amphibious vehicles. The group serves customers from sales, engineering and manufacturing locations around the world.
About Donaldson Company
Donaldson is a leading worldwide provider of filtration systems that improve people’s lives, enhance our customers’ equipment performance and protect our environment. The company's approximately 12,500 employees contribute to the company’s success by supporting our customers at our more than 140 sales, manufacturing and distribution locations around the world.
Donaldson is a member of the S&P MidCap 400 and Russell 1000 indices, and our shares trade on the NYSE under the symbol DCI. Additional information is available at www.donaldson.com.