Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq:NDSN) today announced the appointment of Lara L. Mahoney as Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, for the Westlake, Ohio-based company. Reporting directly to Nordson Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Greg Thaxton, Mahoney will oversee the execution of Nordson's communication strategy to the corporation's internal and external stakeholders, including shareholders, customers, employees and communities. Prior to joining Nordson, Mahoney was Vice President, Investor Relations & Marketing Communications for Invacare Corporation, where she held positions of increasing responsibility since 2004. Mahoney holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Media from the University of Mount Union. Nordson Corporation engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used to dispense, apply and control adhesives, coatings, polymers, sealants, biomaterials, and other fluids, to test and inspect for quality, and to treat and cure surfaces. These products are supported by application expertise and direct global sales and service. Nordson serves a wide variety of consumer non-durable, durable and technology end markets including packaging, nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation, construction, and general product assembly and finishing. Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, the company has operations and support offices in nearly 40 countries. Visit Nordson on the web at www.nordson.com, www.twitter.com/Nordson_Corp or www.facebook.com/nordson.