Chesterton succeeds Brian O’Donnell, who will serve as a senior advisor on a variety of projects through the end of the year, according to a press release.
Chesterton formerly was executive vice president and chairman of the board. He has a bachelor of science from Duke University and an BMA from Babson College.
“I intend to focus on profitable sales growth by concentrating on exceptional customer service, technology leadership and innovation, and unparalleled product quality,” says Chesterton. “We will return to the intensive, global, solutions-oriented approach to support the customers’ immediate sealing and equipment reliability challenges.”
The company was founded by Arthur Wellington Chesterton in 1884 as a steamboat and engineering supplies business. Arthur Chesterton expanded the business to provide a broader array of industrial sealing solutions. The company has more than 1,250 employees and 500 sales and service locations in 113 countries, according to a press release.
HydroWorld.com reported in March that A.W. Chesterton had unveiled expanded facilities, which include a valve emissions testing facility, industrial training center and industrial equipment service location.