Posted May 15, 2020

Columbus McKinnon names new CEO

Columbus McKinnon Corporation has appointed David J. Wilson as president and chief executive officer effective June 1. 

David WilsonWilson is president of the Pumps Division of Flowserve Corporation, a provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets. He assumed this role in July 2018 as a result of the combination of the industrial pumps division and the engineered pumps division. The pumps division is Flowserve’s largest division. From September 2017 to July 2018, he was president of the industrial pumps division.

Before his tenure at Flowserve, Wilson was employed at SPX Corporation and its spin-off SPX FLOW Inc. over a nearly 20-year period. Wilson began his career as an engineer for Polaroid Corporation. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

“I am thrilled to become the president and CEO of Columbus McKinnon Corporation. CMCO is an industry leader with excellent brands and strong customer relationships that is moving into a new chapter of strategic growth. While we are currently in unprecedented times with the pandemic, the team has acted quickly to adjust its operations to the current market environment while also pursuing select strategic initiatives that will advance its Blueprint for Growth strategy. I look forward to the opportunity to help us navigate through this period while we also build a sustainable growth platform that focuses on market segmentation, innovative product development and acquisitions,” Wilson said