Parker Announces Leadership Changes for Key Operating Groups

Parker Hannifin Corporation, a global leader in motion and control technologies, announced that William R. “Skip” Bowman, Vice President and President – Fluid Connectors Group, and Roger S. Sherrard, Vice President and President – Aerospace Group, will retire on December 31, 2023, after 40 and 34 years of service to the company, respectively.

The Board of Directors has elected Patrick M. Scott, currently Vice President of Operations – Aerospace Group, to succeed Mr. Bowman as Vice President and President – Fluid Connectors Group, and Jay P. Reidy, currently Vice President of Operations – Aerospace Group, to succeed Mr. Sherrard as Vice President and President – Aerospace Group, each effective January 1, 2024.

Mr. Bowman joined Parker in 1983 as a manufacturing engineer and held engineering and operations roles of progressing responsibility at the Tube Fittings Division and Instrumentation Connectors Division. Beginning in 1998, he held several general manager roles for close to a decade. From 2007 to 2016, Mr. Bowman was Vice President of Operations for the Fluid Connectors Group and later the Filtration Group, with broad oversight for their global divisions and operations. He was named Vice President and President – Instrumentation Group in 2016 and has led the Fluid Connectors Group as its President since 2022.

Mr. Sherrard joined Parker in 1989 as a field application engineer with the Compumotor Division, before holding positions as regional sales manager and manufacturing manager. He went on to serve as General Manager for the Automation Actuator Division and in 2003 was named Vice President and President – Instrumentation Group. Mr. Sherrard became Vice President and President – Automation Group in 2005, before being elected to his current role as Vice President and President – Aerospace Group in 2012.

Courtesy of Parker Hannifin.

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