BATESVILLE, Ind. — The board of directors of Hillenbrand, Inc. has appointed Helen W. Cornell to a newly created board seat, effective immediately.
"Helen is a wonderful addition to our board," said Ray J. Hillenbrand,
chairman of the Hillenbrand board of directors. "We look forward to benefiting from her deep talent and experience in finance, operations
and growth through acquisitions. Helen''s background also provides her
with strong insight into our process equipment business platform, which
will be invaluable as we continue to transform Hillenbrand into a global
diversified industrial company."
In November 2010,
Cornell retired as executive vice president and chief financial officer
of Gardner Denver, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of compressors,
blowers, pumps, loading arms and fuel systems for various industrial,
medical, environmental, transportation and process applications. She
served in various operating and financial roles of increasing
responsibility at Gardner Denver during her 22-year tenure at the
company, including a term as vice president and general manager of the
Fluid Transfer Division and as vice president of strategic planning.