Jim Rowell Joins Nook as COO

Cleveland OH - 2/15/2017

Nook Industries, a leading innovator of linear motion components and systems, announced Jim Rowell join the company as its new chief operations officer.

In this position, Rowell will be responsible for overseeing Nook' s leadership initiatives, driving operational strategy and supporting employee development. Rowell has more than 25 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Nook, he held roles in Parker Hannifin' s Fluid Connectors and Automations groups as territory manager, product manager, business unit manager, manufacturing manager, general manager and vice president of operations.

"Along with more than two decades of industry knowledge, Jim brings a global strategic perspective and leadership skills that will greatly help Nook achieve many of its personal and business objectives, " said Joseph H. Nook III, president and CEO at Nook Industries. "We are confident in his abilities to accomplish complex initiatives that require quick execution as Nook moves forward as an industry leader. "

Rowell earned a bachelor' s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Cincinnati and completed the executive education program at the University of Michigan.

About Nook Industries, Inc. Headquartered in Cleveland, Nook Industries is an ISO9001:2008- and AS9100C-registered company that provides controlled motion solutions in a wide range of industries including: transportation, medical/diagnostics, paper, chemical, food/beverage, solar/aerospace, entertainment and communications markets. For more than 45 years, Nook has provided comprehensive engineering, design and analysis in providing the highest quality linear motion manufacturing solutions on the market today. For more information, visit or call: 1-800-321-7800.

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