Lima New Parker Latin American Group President

Posted on November 19, 2012

Parker Hannifin Corp. has announced the appointment Candido Lima, 47, to vice president and president - Latin America Group, effective Nov. 1. Lima succeeds Ricardo Machado, 64, who will retire at the end of January after 20 years of service. Until retirement, Machado will work to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities to Lima, the company said.

As leader of Parker's Latin America Group, Lima will be responsible for growing sales of all Parker technologies and products in the region. He began his career with Parker in 2002 as a controller for multiple divisions in Brazil, serving in financial management positions of progressively greater responsibility until 2009, when he was appointed to Seal Division general manager based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Machado joined Parker in 1992 as the Latin America Group's continuous improvement manager with the additional responsibility of establishing operations for Parker's Fluid Connectors Group in the region. Within two years, he became general manager of the Brazilian Automation Division where he successfully helped Parker establish a leading position in Brazil for pneumatics. After six successful years as a general manager, in 2000 he was promoted to vice president and president - Latin America Group.