Ryder System, Inc., has elected Michael F. Hilton ’76, ‘81G, ‘01P to its board of directors, effective July 1, 2012. Hilton currently serves as president and CEO of Nordson Corporation, a $1.3 billion company that engineers, manufactures and markets products and systems used for dispensing adhesives, coatings, sealants, biomaterials and other materials in a wide variety of end markets. Prior to joining Nordson in 2010, Hilton was senior vice president and general manager of Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., leading the company's global Electronics and Performance Materials segment. He spent 33 years at Air Products, where he held roles of increasing responsibility in a variety of staff, management and operations positions. Mr. Hilton received a master's degree in business administration and a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Lehigh University. He is the past co-chair of the SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium committee and a past member of the association's North American Advisory Board. He also is a member of the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI GM Council, American Institute of Chemical Engineers and National Investor Relations Institute.