IDEX Corporation has announced the appointment of Paris Watts-Stanfield to the company’s Board of Directors. The appointment of Ms. Watts-Stanfield increases the size of the board from 10 to 11 directors. She will serve on the board’s Audit Committee.
Ms. Watts-Stanfield currently serves as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Greater China, of Medtronic, Inc., a global leader in medical technology, services and solutions. She has deep experience in corporate finance and audit functions through a career spanning Medtronic, Alcoa, Wal-Mart, and Procter & Gamble.
“Paris brings outstanding global business skills and broad experience to IDEX to support our next chapter of growth and value creation. We see tremendous personal alignment to the mission that supports our efforts, Trusted Solutions, Improving Lives®,” said IDEX Chief Executive Officer and President Eric D. Ashleman.
A passionate community advocate, Paris serves on the board of Feeding America. In addition, she is a member of the African Descent Network leadership team at Medtronic. She holds an MBA in Finance, Organizations & Markets from the University of Rochester, Simon School of Management, and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the State University of New York.
“Paris has unique perspectives to offer regarding global financial systems and controls, as well as the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) commitments a company ought to be making today. She will certainly enhance our dialog in guiding IDEX to new levels of success,” said William M. Cook, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board.