Donaldson Co. Inc. announced the following officer changes, effective April 1st:
Charles J. McMurray, senior vice president and chief administrative officer, will retire after 33 years of service. McMurray joined Donaldson in 1980 and has held key management roles in the company’s operations in the U.S. and Europe, and with the company’s joint venture with Caterpillar. Over McMurray’s career, he also held other senior leadership roles, including vice president of human resources and senior vice president of industrial products, before assuming his most recent role.
Tod E. Carpenter was appointed to the company’s Board of Directors and promoted to chief operating officer (COO) from his current role as senior vice president of engine products. Since joining Donaldson in 1996, Carpenter has held a number of positions including general manager of gas turbine systems, vice president of industrial filtration solutions, and vice president, Europe and Middle East.
Thomas R. Scalf was promoted to senior vice president of engine products, from his current role as vice president of global industrial air filtration. Scalf joined Donaldson in 1989 and has held a number of key roles including plant manager in the U.S. and Europe; director of operations; and general manager in the exhaust and emissions, industrial air filtration, and industrial filtration solutions businesses.
Jeffrey E. Spethmann was appointed vice president of global industrial air filtration. Spethmann is currently the vice president of the exhaust and emissions business unit, a position he has held since returning to Donaldson in 2013. Spethmann’s prior Donaldson experience included a variety of engineering and technology positions from 1988 through 1999. From 1999 through 2013, Spethmann held positions of general manager and then president of Blow Molded Specialties, Inc. and president and CEO of Waltek, Inc.