SOLON, Ohio (September 18, 2017) - Swagelok Company announced today that William (Bill) Canady will join the organization as president and chief operating officer on October 2, 2017. Canady joins the leadership team of Arthur F. Anton, chairman, president and chief executive officer, as part of the company’s long-term succession plan.
“Bill’s proven leadership in helping companies navigate the increasingly global customer experience will continue to strengthen Swagelok’s position as an industry leader,” stated Anton.
Canady brings nearly 30 years of industrial management experience, most recently as senior vice president and president, Industrial Products Group, Hillenbrand, Inc. Leveraging his broad business experience in strategy, business development, lean manufacturing and operational excellence, sales and distribution, Canady has built a reputation for leading complex engineered product and services companies to achieve new value creation through expansion efforts, new product development, and global alignment of manufacturing, operations and supply chains.
Anton, who joined the company in 1998 as its chief financial officer, and has held the president role since 2001, will remain as chairman of the board and CEO.
Canady holds a bachelor’s of science in business administration from Elmhurst College and a master’s of business administration with concentrations in finance, accounting, marketing and strategic management from the University of Chicago. He is active on the board of Young Life, a global non-profit organization dedicated to helping young people achieve their goals.
Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, U.S.A., Swagelok Company is a major developer and provider of fluid system products, assemblies, and services for the research, instrumentation, process, oil and gas, power, petrochemical, alternative fuels, and semiconductor industries. With the goal of extending product life cycle and delivering consistent quality and reliability to our customers, Swagelok invests heavily in materials science and product design. Swagelok is committed to collaborating with customers through custom designs, special assemblies, manufacturing, and maintenance.
Our more than 200 sales and service centers in 70 countries are dedicated to building relationships with local customers, yet our resources are global and interconnected. Around the world, we can provide factory support, field engineering, and technical services as well as coordinated deliveries and a range of options for replenishing inventories. For more information about Swagelok, visit our website at www.swagelok.com.