Leadership
Entrepreneurial Visionary Helen Fitzgerald Parker
Helen Fitzgerald was hired by Company founder Art Parker on November 6, 1923. She was a confident 20-year-old woman, who grew up on Cleveland’s West Side as the oldest of six children. After high...
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Defining Our Unique Contribution to the World
In October 2019, Parker announced a new purpose statement that defines its unique contribution to the world. The simple expression: Enabling Engineering Breakthroughs that Lead to a Better Tomorrow,...
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A LEAP to the Future: Developing the Leaders of Tomorrow
In today’s competitive business environment, every company faces a major challenge: how best to attract, and keep, tomorrow’s leaders. Parker is staying a step ahead, by investing in an early...
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Fluid Systems Division Emphasizes Community Service
Parker’s Fluid Systems Division (FSD) headquartered in Irvine, California, is focused on community service to transform its culture and provide more comprehensive support to charitable organizations....
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Parker Division Earns Best Places to Learn Seal for New Graduates
Parker's High Pressure Connectors Europe (HPCE) Division recently completed the process to become designated as a "Best Places to Learn" site in Bielefeld, Germany. This independent...
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Cultivating Engagement and Growing a Legacy
A great way to cultivate engagement among Parker teams is to find ways to contribute to the community and the environment. In Queretaro, Mexico, one Parker Filtration location has united its entire...
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Labs Give Future Engineers a Better Understanding of Modern Technology
One of the longest running Parker Motion and Control Laboratories (PMCL) is supported by the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Akron (UA). It was established more than 25 years...
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Cleveland State University and Parker Announce $5 Million Investment in Support of Say Yes to Education Program
Cleveland State University (CSU) and Parker recently announced a major investment in support of Say Yes to Education, a community-wide effort to make college attendance and graduation accessible to...
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Parker Teams Give Back - Community Outreach Series
Across Parker this past holiday season, team members celebrated by giving back to their local communities. This series of community outreach stories from around the world feature our teams...
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Corporate and University Partnerships Better Equip Future Engineers
Universities and corporations have a long history of relationships that are mostly tied to monetary support. In an age where universities are continuously looking for more funding and corporations are...
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Parker India Team Members Facilitate Improvements at Local School
Parker's Fluid Connectors Group (FCG) India recently launched a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) High-Performance Team (HPT) to encourage engagement among team members that extends beyond...
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Teaming Up to Lead Workplace and Community Improvements
From providing a safe and engaging work environment where all team members can thrive, to strengthening all of the communities which the company calls home and supporting organizations that make...
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Students’ Innovative Science Fair Projects Recognized with Engineering Excellence Awards
The Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair (NEOSEF) is an annual regional science and engineering competition intended to engage interested students with hands-on learning projects. The event...
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Parker’s Sustainability Report Highlights Local Impact of Global Commitment to Responsible Operations
Parker has released its 2017 Sustainability Report, “A Viewpoint on Social Responsibility.” The report highlights team member-driven initiatives which are helping to strengthen communities,...
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Fostering Innovation for 100 Years
For Parker, product and service innovations have been and will continue to be the centerpiece of its success. Today, Parker has 55,000 team members around the world who develop and contribute original...
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A History of Challenges for Opportunity
In March 1917, people in Cleveland, Ohio were applauding all things American. The city's baseball team was a top contender among the major leagues, and the United States was preparing for its role...
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Distributing Parker’s Innovative Spirit in Latin America
It has been over 50 years since Parker Hannifin Corporation entered the Latin American market. What began in 1963 with a sole distributor in Peru dispensing hose and fittings would grow to nearly 500...
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Inspiring Unique Career Paths
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...
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Leveraging Global IT Solutions
The year was 1940. As Art Parker celebrated the Parker Appliance Company’s 23rd year and its robust support of the war effort through production of specialized couplings and valves, the United States...
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Listening to Anticipate Customer Needs
Today's customer has high expectations. The power of technology and the wide offerings available to consumers each day set a precedent for not only the best products – but those that can anticipate...
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