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Parkson Corporation Names Michael Hill as New President and Chief Executive Officer

04.02.2019    /    Press release


Parkson Corporation, a leading provider of advanced products and solutions in water and wastewater treatment, announced today, the appointment of Michael Hill as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Hill will succeed Shamus Hurley, who is stepping down after seven years as CEO. Mr. Hill joined Parkson in early 2008 and in his eleven years with the company has held various leadership roles in areas that included Six Sigma, Business Process Improvement, Product Portfolio Management and Regional Sales Management. In 2014, Mr. Hill was made an executive of the corporation, responsible for the leadership of global sales and marketing functions, and, most recently, saw his role expand to include the general management of Parkson’s Mechanical Products and Aftermarket Business.

"l am thrilled and humbled for the opportunity to lead the Parkson team - the longest held entity in the Axel Johnson Inc. family of companies. We are in the enviable position of having an exceptional rep network, incomparable brand recognition, an immense installation base, core products that have stood the test of time, and tremendous support from a committed private owner for over fifty years. We will continue to couple these advantages with best-in-class engineering capabilities and innovative product development, while maintaining our focus on project execution and customer service, thus taking Parkson to the next level," said Hill.

During his tenure, Hurley led the company’s transformation by building out more service and manufacturing capabilities via the acquisition of category leaders FilterONE USA™ (2016) and Meurer Research, Inc. (2017). Additionally, he oversaw Parkson’s licensing of advanced biological technologies from Equanox Systems® and the launch of many successful products like the Aqua Caiman® and Aqua Rhino™ screens that extended the company’s participation into new segments. Said Hurley, “It’s been a rewarding experience, both personally and professionally, to have had the privilege of leading such a remarkable organization. I am pleased and proud to be handing the baton to Michael, who is absolutely the right next leader for Parkson."

Michael D. Milligan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Axel Johnson Inc. noted that, “As a long-term owner, we know how important it is to plan for and manage leadership transitions so that we maintain momentum and stay focused on exceeding our customers’ expectations. I truly appreciate Shamus’ and Michael’s efforts to ensure a very smooth transition and we look forward to continuing our support of the important work that Parkson delivers each and every day."