The board of directors of Nordson Corp. has elected Gregory Merk as a corporate vice president with responsibility for the company's Pacific South Division (PSD), effective November 1, 2006. In this position, Merk will oversee Nordson's subsidiary operations and distributor activities in Latin America and the Asia Pacific region. He will report to Edward P. Campbell, chairman and chief executive officer. Since 2000, Merk has served as general manager of Nordson do Brasil/Latin America South. Before being named general manager, he was a regional manager in the Adhesives systems business in Latin America. Merk began his career at Nordson in 1994 as a product specialist with the company's Japanese subsidiary, Nordson K.K. He holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the State University of New York.

"Greg's broad experience in Latin America and Asia will be a great benefit to Nordson Corporation's efforts in these growing markets," said Campbell.

Merk will succeed Donald J. McLane, senior corporate vice president, who will retire December 9, 2006.

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