At a company that spans 50 countries and a full portfolio of diverse motion and control technologies, team members of all disciplines are needed to deliver on the promise to solve the world's greatest engineering challenges. Parker employs not only the world's brightest engineers, but those who apply the same innovative thinking in all of our functional areas.
A career at Parker offers limitless potential for professional and personal growth in an environment that encourages resourceful problem solving and teamwork. The Parker culture is what attracted Executive Vice President – Human Resources and External Affairs Mark Hart to the company in 2003 and why he remains focused on improving team member engagement.
"The people in this company are really special. You can feel it – the warmth and candor – it's always a team effort. There's a sense of humility and responsibility to leave the company better than you found it."
While technology innovation drives our ability to solve our customers' challenges, that same critical thinking fuels our talent development processes. Continuing education and global training opportunities often inspire unique career paths at Parker.
"We value the broad range of experiences and the professionalism of our leaders. We band together in tough times and are willing to put in the extra effort to make sure Parker is successful."
With 100 years of staying power, Parker remains focused on balancing company growth and profitability goals with a commitment to fostering an environment in which our team members thrive. As the company grows both organically and through acquisition, the Parker values focused on a winning culture, passionate people, valued customers and engaged leadership, are passed on to new team members.
"It's our responsibility to make people feel welcome. We are a relatively competitive bunch, but it's really directed at maintaining our position as the number one motion and control company. Internally, we consistently operate with integrity and a sense of approachability."
Team members at Parker are encouraged to pursue new ideas and solutions. The company provides many opportunities to acquire new knowledge and expand current skill sets. With a structured approach to teamwork, Parker's team members are well equipped to simplify and improve business and manufacturing processes, and leaders trust their teams to make important decisions, recognizing that brilliant ideas can originate anywhere.
"The Parker culture is alive and well as we celebrate our 100 year anniversary and I'm honored to be a part of it."
This post is the twelfth in a series of leadership interviews to commemorate Parker's centennial anniversary. To learn more about Parker's history, visit www.parker.com/centennial.
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