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Continued: Donaldson Co. distills new ideas for filters

  • Article by: NEAL ST. ANTHONY , Star Tribune
  • Last update: May 4, 2013 - 4:46 PM

CEO Bill Cook even sent a photo of a hockey helmet to Herrmann one day, thinking he’d spotted a vent that Donaldson engineers could improve upon. Turns out, there wasn’t much of an opportunity there.

But Herrmann’s group has helped pioneer markets in mobile phones, solar panels and lighting that will contribute to the anticipated 40 percent hike in venting-solutions sales this year.

Neal St. Anthony • 612-673-7144



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