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Donaldson Company Announces New Leadership Appointments


Donaldson Company, Inc. announced new leadership appointments as part of an ongoing broader organizational redesign aimed at better-positioning the company to serve its end market customers. Once completed, the redesign is expected to allow the company to more efficiently direct resources to strengthen commercial execution.

“Donaldson has successfully built a diverse portfolio of businesses with different value propositions for each market we serve,” said Tod Carpenter, chairman, president, and chief executive officer. “This redesign will enhance our ability to serve our customers by aligning our business models, resources and cost structure to the specific needs of each end market, while creating greater internal ownership and accountability for short- and long-term performance.”

The company is moving away from its previous matrixed organizational structure, which included a regional focus. As a result, Donaldson announced the following appointments effective November 1, 2022: 

  • Guillermo Briseño, president, Industrial Solutions 
  • Andrew C. Dahlgren, president, Life Sciences and Special Applications 
  • Bart Driesen, president, Mobile Equipment Solutions Aftermarket 
  • Richard B. Lewis, president, Mobile Equipment Solutions 
  • Thomas R. Scalf, president, Enterprise Operations and Supply Chain 
  • Keith Bechtum, vice president, Mobile Equipment Solutions OEM Sales 
  • Mauricio Goes, vice president, Industrial Solutions Aftermarket and Service 
  • Angela Zurick, vice president, Mobile Equipment Solutions North America Aftermarket 

With the new structure, Jeffrey E. Spethmann, SVP, Industrial Products, and Wim J.V. Vermeersch, VP, EMEA, will depart Donaldson after assisting with the transition. “I extend sincere thanks to Jeff and Wim for their significant contributions and dedication to our customers, our company and our employees, especially those they mentored and developed over their tenures,” Carpenter said. “They are both strong leaders and I wish them all the best in the future.”

About Donaldson Company, Inc.

Founded in 1915, Donaldson is a global leader in technology-led filtration products and solutions, serving a broad range of industries and advanced markets. Our diverse, skilled employees at over 140 locations on six continents partner with customers—from small business owners to the world’s biggest OEM brands—to solve complex filtration challenges. Discover how Donaldson is Advancing Filtration for a Cleaner World at