Donaldson Company announced that it has appointed Wim Vermeersch as Vice President for its European, Middle Eastern, and North African business effective January. Most recently, Vermeersch was the Director of Engine Products for Donaldson's European Operations. Vermeersch will assume the leadership of Donaldson's European, Middle Eastern, and North African business from Tod Carpenter, who was appointed Senior Vice President, Engine Products, as previously announced. "Wim has a very broad background developed from his numerous leadership positions in sales and operations in many of our global business units," said Bill Cook, Chairman, President and CEO. Prior to joining Donaldson, Vermeersch was an International Sales Engineer in the power generation and petrochemical industries. Vermeersch has a degree in Electro-Mechanics Engineering and holds a Masters` degree in Business Management and Managerial Economics.