Parker Elects Catherine A. Suever as Corporate Vice President and Controller

Dec 06, 2010, 13:33 ET from Parker Hannifin Corporation

CLEVELAND, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Catherine A. Suever as Vice President and Controller, effective immediately.  Prior to Ms. Suever's election, this role was held by Jon P. Marten, who was recently promoted to Executive Vice President - Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer.

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"Cathy brings a wealth of experience and capability to this role," said Mr. Marten. "She has extensive experience in a variety of financial functions and across corporate, group and divisional roles that have prepared her well for this promotion to a corporate officer position."

Ms. Suever joined Parker in 1987, and was most recently Vice President and Controller for the company's Climate and Industrial Controls Group.  Previously, she was Assistant Treasurer and Director, Finance and Investor Relations Support.  Ms. Suever has also held several positions at Parker divisions including Division Controller and Business Unit Manager for the Gas Turbine Fuel Systems Division.  Prior to that, she was Director of External Reporting.  Ms. Suever is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Dayton.

With annual sales of $10 billion in fiscal year 2010, Parker Hannifin is the world's leading diversified manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The company employs approximately 55,000 people in 46 countries around the world. Parker has increased its annual dividends paid to shareholders for 54 consecutive fiscal years, among the top five longest-running dividend-increase records in the S&P 500 index. For more information, visit the company's web site at www.parker.com, or its investor information web site at www.phstock.com.

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