In a move that essentially swaps group presidents. Parker Hannifin Corp. has announced that Jennifer A. Parmentier, currently vice president and president – Engineered Materials Group, has been appointed vice president and president – Motion Systems Group.
In turn, the current vice president and president – Motion Systems Group, Andrew M. Weeks has been appointed vice president and president – Engineered Materials Group. The leadership changes are effective February 1, 2019.
“This change in roles will provide them valuable exposure to different areas of the business. We anticipate a smooth transition of responsibilities and are fortunate to have such depth of talent at the executive level,” said Lee Banks, president and chief operating officer.
Parmentier has held the position of vice president and president – Engineered Materials Group since September 2015. She joined Parker in 2008 as plant manager for the Sporlan Division, part of the Instrumentation Group, and went on to become business unit manager and then general manager of the Division. Prior to her current role, she served as general manager for the Hose Products Division in the Fluid Connectors Group, Parker’s largest industrial division.
Weeks was named vice president and president – Hydraulics Group in September 2015 and
became vice president and president – Motion Systems Group in 2017, when the Hydraulics Group merged with the Pneumatics and Electromechanical businesses of the Automation Group. Weeks joined Parker in 2013 as vice president of operations for the Aerospace Group.