Mr. Brian Lane

Mr. Brian Lane has been a sponsor and active member of AFS for more than 10 years, attending numerous conferences, including giving a plenary talk at the 2017 Fall Conference. He also approved budget and encouraged other Parker membership, participation and conference attendance as well as supporting nominations for several AFS Awards, including AFS Product Of The Year and AFS Student Of The Year.

Brian’s career is distinguished by his role in the successful transformation of Parker Hannifin’s Global Filtration Business which, during his 12 years tenure as Vice President of Engineering Technology and Innovation, more than doubled it’s revenue and established itself as the most diverse filtration business in the world, serving Engine & Mobile, Industrial Process, Hydraulic & Lube, Air Pollution Control & HVAC, Gas Filtration & Separation, Biopharmaceutical & Food/Beverage, Water, Aerospace applications with filtration and condition monitoring solutions.

In his most recent role with Parker Hannifin, Brian was responsible for the Engineering due diligence and integration of 4 technology and 12 company acquisitions, including that of the Clarcor Filtration business, the largest in Parker Hannifin’s history and one of the largest acquisitions ever in the filtration industry. He also worked closely with the 18 Parker Filtration businesses in 44 locations globally to develop and deploy growth strategies, supporting their ‘voice of customer’, new product development and engineering activities, resulting in more than 60 significant new products launches per year.

Brian has a strong growth mindset and a unique blend of strategic, business, technical/engineering and leadership skills. In addition his excellent interpersonal and communication qualities allow him to interact and succeed at all levels, from C-Suite to shop floor, and with customers and suppliers alike. Brian has a strong engineering background with over 40 years of experience in a number of industries, including 30 years in filtration where he is the named inventor on 12 international patents.

Brian graduated with BA Honors from the University of Northumbria UK and is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt from Newcastle University UK.

Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

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