William Cook


Mr. Cook has served on the Board of Directors of IDEX Corporation, a global applied solutions company, since 2008 as the Lead Director and member of the Audit Committee. Since 2016, Mr. Cook has been a director of Neenah, Inc., a technical products and fine paper and packaging products company, serving as non-Executive Chair since May 2019 and on the Audit Committee. Previously, Mr. Cook served on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee of Valspar Corporation from 2010-2017. Mr. Cook retired from Donaldson Company, Inc., a global manufacturer of filtration systems and replacement parts, in 2016 where he served as Executive Chairman. Prior to that, Mr. Cook served as Chairman, CEO and President of Donaldson for more than ten years. During his 35-year career at Donaldson, Mr. Cook held other various roles of increasing responsibility, including Senior Vice President, International; Chief Financial Officer; and Senior Vice President, Commercial and Industrial. Mr. Cook holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Master of Business Administration from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.