Swagelok Company announced the appointment of Edward Bayer to director of sustainability. In this newly created position, Bayer will focus on the strategic use of energy within the company, including reducing Swagelok’s worldwide energy consumption and evaluating alternative energy sources. He will also support the company’s current conservation and recycling programs as part of its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility.
“Conservation and awareness of our impact on our environment – for the sake of our customers, associates, and the communities we live in – has always been at the heart of Swagelok’s operations,” said Arthur F. Anton, president and CEO, Swagelok Company. “Our core values demand no less, and we believe that formalizing the sustainability leadership role only strengthens our current programs and positions us for future growth.”
Bayer brings a variety of business and leadership experiences to this new role at Swagelok. He has held several leadership roles during his 25-plus-year tenure with the company, most recently as the director of facility construction projects.
A graduate of The Ohio State University, Bayer holds a bachelor of arts degree in architecture. He is a board member of the Solon Chamber of Commerce and Our Redeemer Lutheran Church and is also an Ohio registered architect.
More than 4,000 men and women worldwide are employed by Swagelok Company, with 3,600 associates working in northeast Ohio. Swagelok delivers high-quality fluid system solutions to customers across the globe, guided by six core values: quality, continuous improvement, innovation, respect for the individual, integrity, and customer focus.
Headquartered in Solon, Ohio, Swagelok Company is a major developer and provider of fluid system solutions, including products, assemblies, and services for the research, instrumentation, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, power, petrochemical, alternative fuels and semiconductor industries. Its manufacturing, research, technical support and distribution facilities support a global network of more than 200 authorized sales and service centers in 57 countries.