Graco Inc. (NYSE: GGG), a leading manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, today announced that, effective May 24, 2023, Ronita Banerjee will be joining Graco as the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer.
“Ronita brings impressive credentials as a human resources leader,” said Mark Sheahan, Graco’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “She has been instrumental in her previous roles leading global human resources initiatives for respected manufacturing companies. She has substantial experience in working for companies like Graco that have employees who maintain a wide variety of skillsets and positions. I am pleased to welcome Ronita to the Graco team and am confident that she will bring a wealth of insight and value to the company.”
Ms. Banerjee will be the successor to David Ahlers, the company’s previous Executive Vice President of Human Resources, who is retiring after 14 years of service with the company. “I want to thank David for his many contributions to Graco,” said Sheahan. “David’s leadership has been integral to our success over his years of service. Along with everyone in the Graco family, I wish him a long, happy and well-deserved retirement.”
Ms. Banerjee joins Graco from Westinghouse Electric Company, based in Pittsburgh, PA, where she served in several human resources leadership roles since 2019 and, most recently, as the Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to joining Westinghouse Electric, Ronita worked for Honeywell Inc., where she was a Global HR Vice President for a business division.
Ms. Banerjee holds a Master of Arts degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Business Administration degree (Post Graduate Diploma in Management) from the Symbiosis Center for Management and Human Resource Development located in Pune, India.
Graco Inc. supplies technology and expertise for the management of fluids and coatings in both industrial and commercial applications. It designs, manufactures and markets systems and equipment to move, measure, control, dispense and spray fluid and powder materials. A recognized leader in its specialties, Minneapolis-based Graco serves customers around the world in the manufacturing, processing, construction and maintenance industries. For additional information about Graco Inc., please visit us at www.graco.com.