Posted February 20, 2017

Nook Industries names COO

Nook Industries, a manufacturer of linear motion components and systems, named Jim Rowell as its new chief operations officer.

In this position, Rowell is 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 Automation 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.