Lee C. Banks has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Parker Hannifin Corporation since February 2015. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from DePauw University and a Master of Business Administration from The Keller Graduate School of Management in Chicago. He began his career with Parker, in 1991, where he held several division general manager positions within sales and operations management. Mr. Banks continues to exhibit his strong expertise within these fields as he holds increasingly responsible positions within sales and operations management and serves on the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees for Manufacturers Alliance.
Prior to this appointment, he served as the Company's Operating Officer, since 2006, where he had leadership responsibility for the Filtration, Engineered Materials, Instrumentation, Climate and Industrial Controls, Hydraulics, Fluid Connectors and Automation product groups and the Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America regional groups. Mr. Banks was also the President of Parker's Hydraulics and Instrumentation product groups and Vice President of Operations in the Climate and Industrial Controls Group. He also serves on Board of Directors of Nordson Corporation, a leader in precision dispensing equipment for industrial coatings.