Banks, 57, is President and Chief Operating Officer for Parker Hannifin Corporation, a Fortune 500 global manufacturer of motion and control technologies and systems, providing precision-engineered solutions for a wide variety of mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. Prior to this role, Banks was an operating officer responsible for numerous product groups, as well as driving the growth and development of Parker Hannifin’s position in emerging markets. Banks has been the champion of Parker Hannifin’s lean transformation, as well as a driving force behind the company’s product innovation and successful acquisition strategy and integration efforts. Throughout his 30-year career, he has several global leadership positions within sales and operations management including several division general manager positions. Banks serves on the Board of Directors of Parker Hannifin. He is a former Board member of Nordson Corporation, a provider of precision dispensing equipment for industrial coatings.