Executive Leadership

George C. Nolen

Chief Executive Officer

George Nolen is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Filtration Group. George was one of the original architects and co-founder of Filtration Group in 2009. He served as the company’s first CEO and Chairman and returned to that role in January 2017. In addition to his role at Filtration Group he serves as Senior Managing Director at Madison Industries.

Prior to joining Filtration Group, Mr. Nolen was CEO of Siemens Corporation, the US arm of Siemens AG. At Siemens, Mr. Nolen had responsibility for the 22-billion-dollar business, that grew more than 40% while he served as the first American President & CEO of the business. He spent 26 years in various executive roles at Siemens prior to his retirement in 2009.

He has been an active member of Business Roundtable and the executive committee of US Chamber of Commerce.

Kristofer Howard

Chief Financial Officer

Kristofer Howard is the Chief Financial Officer of Filtration Group Corporation. Prior to joining Filtration Group, Mr. Howard served as the CFO for Medline Industries, the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies in the world. Mr. Howard was part of the executive team responsible for an 80%+ growth in revenue, driven primarily through organic activity. While at Medline Mr. Howard was also responsible for the P&L of select international markets as well as intimately involved in both strategy and business development. Prior to Medline, Mr. Howard spent over 10 years at Baxter International, where he held progressive financial and general management roles, including several years living outside of the US. He began his career at KPMG.

Mr. Howard graduated from Eastern Illinois University, and went on to earn his MBA at the University of Chicago. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for privately held Nielsen Massey Vanillas, and is a supporter of multiple charitable organizations.

Tim McCarty

President, Indoor Air Quality Division

Tim McCarty is the President of the Indoor Air Quality Division of Filtration Group Corporation. Mr. McCarty has been with Filtration Group since 2012 and previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Filtration Group, Mr. McCarty had a 23 year career at Deloitte & Touche LLP, including 15 years as a partner. Most recently, he served as the Central Region Managing Partner, where he had management responsibility for a team of close to 2,000 professionals in 20 cities. Over the course of his career at Deloitte, Mr. McCarty had a number of management roles including Americas Region Audit Leader, Chicago Managing Partner and the leader of several different industry practices. He also served many of Deloitte’s most prestigious clients across a wide variety of industries.

Mr. McCarty is a graduate of the University of Illinois and is an active supporter of a number of charitable organizations focused on serving children and adults with special needs. He previously served as the President of the Board of the Angelman Syndrome Foundation and as a member of the Board of Trustees of The Field Museum.

Mike Ellis

Chief Human Resource Officer

Mike Ellis is the Chief Human Resource Officer of Filtration Group Corporation. Prior to joining Filtration Group, Mr. Ellis served as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for United Airlines. In this role, he was responsible for the strategy, design and ongoing management of HR programs focused on talent management, diversity and inclusion, talent acquisition, compensation, and benefits. He was also responsible for employee relations, which included the delivery of HR services to employees and managers, as well as strategic HR consultation with business leaders. Previously, Mr. Ellis was a managing consultant at Towers Watson where he provided strategic human capital advice to clients in the healthcare, oil and gas, retail and technology industries.

Mr. Ellis proudly served as a member of the United States Marine Corp. He graduated from DePaul University and most recently completed the Stanford Executive Program.

Dave Atkinson

President, Fluids Division - Hydraulics Group

Dave Atkinson Dave Atkinson is the President of the Fluids Division, Hydraulics Group of Filtration Group Corporation. Mr. Atkinson joined Filtration Group Corporation after nine years with ITW, most recently serving for five years as Vice President and General Manager of the ITW Zip-Pak division, a global leader in reclose solutions for the flexible packaging industry. Prior to his role with Zip-Pak, Mr. Atkinson was Vice President and General Manager for ITW Filtration Products, a multinational filtration business serving the Automotive, Medical, and General Industrial and Consumer markets. He joined ITW through the acquisition of Filtertek where he was President. In addition to Mr. Atkinson’s 17 years of filtration experience, he had five years of successful growth and profitability at PTI Technologies, Inc. as Director of Aerospace Sales and Marketing.

Mr. Atkinson holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. He has been a member of the Filter Manufactures Council (FMC) and served four years on the FMC board, including a year as Board Chair.

Markus Beer

President, Fluids Division - Filtran

Markus Beer is the President of the Fluids Division, Filtran Group of Filtration Group Corporation. As deputy head of development at IBS Brocke, a German injection molder, tool maker and supplier to the automotive and non-automotive market, Mr. Beer was in charge of developing and managing new innovative product concept solutions for the automotive industry such as the first pneumatic door-lock systems, the first engine air intake valve modules or passenger air-bag and safety systems. He started to lead a group of 15 engineers and helped the company to grow by 60 percent from 50M to 80M DM (deutsche marks); or 25,500,000 Euro to 41,000,000 Euro; or $28.5M to $46M with its new exclusive products and innovations.

When the joint venture IBS Filtran was founded in 1986, Mr. Beer took over as the lead for sales and engineering and later as Managing Director of that European business segment to support to growth from $.2M to $93M. During increased globalization of the automotive industry, he was announced as CEO at Filtran LLC in 2013 to lead 650 employees globally for further growth. Mr. Beer helped the company to strengthen and expand its leading market position for high innovative filtration system solution concepts and products.

Mr. Beer grew up in Germany and has a Degree as Engineer for Science at the University of Siegen, Germany.

Jasmine Khambatta

President, Global E-Commerce

Jasmine Khambatta is the President of Global E-Commerce for Filtration Group Corporation. Ms. Khambatta comes to Filtration Group having most recently served as the Vice President & General Manager, Indoor Lighting with Acuity Brands, Inc. where she held responsibility for all residential and commercial indoor lighting businesses. During her time with Acuity she restructured the business to align with the quickly evolving LED lighting market and drove organic growth and market share wins. Prior to Acuity Brands, Ms. Khambatta held positions of increasing responsibility in both marketing and general management with Danaher Corporation. Ms. Khambatta started her career within the software industry working for Trilogy, Inc. both in Austin, TX and in London, England, where she helped clients understand the value of marketing automation and lead management software.

Ms. Khambatta holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Business Administration from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia.

Hang Gek Low

President, Filtration Group Asia

Hang Low is the President of Filtration Group Asia. Mr. Low sets growth strategies, guides operations and ensures customer satisfaction with FGC solutions across Asia countries. Mr. Low has a strong track record on leading motivated teams in bringing innovative solutions to customers across Medical Diagnostics, Life Sciences and Industrial sectors. He previously was with Danaher Corporation where he served as Vice President and General Manager for Pall China. In this role, Mr. Low led a team of 1,000 employees to deliver filtration solutions to enable customers in upgrading their manufacturing processes. Prior to Pall, he built an unrivalled new laboratory build-out solutions for Thermo Fisher Scientific China, and previously led digitalization of service offerings to grow GE Healthcare in Asia.

Mr. Low grew up in Malaysia and Singapore. He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona and an MBA from the Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management.

Joe Cordosi

President, Process Technologies Division

Joe Cordosi is the President of the Process Technology Division of Filtration Group Corporation. Prior to Madison, Mr. Cordosi enjoyed a 20-year career with API Heat Transfer, a $450 million world leader in heat transfer solutions. Most recently, he served as API’s President and CEO, where he was responsible for managing operations in the US, Germany, the UK, China and India. Over his thirteen years leading the company, Mr. Cordosi dramatically grew revenues and profits, creating tremendous value for shareholders and customers.

Previously, Mr. Cordosi was the President of API’s Airtech Division, where he enhanced profitability and pioneered the company’s entrance into China. He began his career with API as the Director of Operations, Basco Division.

Mr. Cordosi earned his Bachelors’ degree in Electrical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Buffalo.

Jon Peacock

President, Life Sciences Division

Jon Peacock is the President of the Life Sciences Division of Filtration Group Corporation. Mr. Peacock comes to the Life Sciences Division with extensive global experience in medical devices and life sciences. Mr. Peacock worked in senior leadership roles with Johnson and Johnson, SonoSite and most recently at Siemens where he was Vice President and General Manager of the Ultrasound Division. Prior to Siemens, Mr. Peacock was the head of global marketing and a member of the executive leadership at SonoSite Inc. During 10 years with Johnson and Johnson, Mr. Peacock held roles of increasing seniority in marketing and general management.

Mr. Peacock brings Filtration Group Corporation (FGC) and the Life Sciences Division a unique global perspective having run businesses in Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas. On several occasions, Mr. Peacock has led the transformation of many businesses into high growth enterprises.

Mr. Peacock earned his bachelors in business and marketing at the University of Stirling in Scotland.

John Lavorato

Vice President and General Counsel

John Lavorato is the VP and General Counsel of Filtration Group Corporation. Prior to Filtration Group, Mr. Lavorato was the Vice President of Global Sales Operations and held various domestic and global leadership roles within the Legal and Operations functions. This included legal support for public (Federal, State and Local, K-12, Higher Education, Healthcare) and commercial customer segments, global contracts, global proposals, learning and development for 4,000 employees, the change agent network, and customer experience. John also served on various corporate boards including Dell’s Political Action Committee, Veteran’s Employee Resource Group, and the inaugural membership to Men Advocating Real Change, an initiative of Catalyst.


Prior to those roles, Mr. Lavorato spent three years at the national law firm, Seyfarth Shaw, in Washington DC focused on litigation and national/international commercial matters. Before joining Seyfarth Shaw, John served six years as a United States Army Judge Advocate in the Republic of Panama, Republic of Honduras and the United States National Capital Region.

Mr. Lavorato is a graduate of Santa Clara University (B.S. and J.D.) and holds a Masters of Law from Georgetown University Law Center. He is the current Vice President for Resources at Caritas of Austin and an Adjunct Professor in the business school at Concordia University Texas.

Matt Huser

Chief Marketing Officer

Matt Huser is the Chief Marketing Officer of Filtration Group Corporation. Mr. Huser brings twenty years of agency experience driving both business to business and business to consumer customer-focused marketing initiatives to Filtration Group. As Chief Marketing Officer, he is the primary customer advocate and is responsible for ensuring that all messaging and marketing programs resonate with customers.

Mr. Huser has made career stops in Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York, and Austin with such leading agencies such as Dentsu, SapientNitro and BBDO. Mr. Huser most recently served as Managing Director of nFusion, a marketing services agency in Austin, Texas where he served clients such as Samsung, Dell and Google. Mr. Huser has led integrated content marketing programs and digital transformation initiatives for companies including Procter and Gamble, General Electric, Coca-Cola, and NASCAR to name a few.

Mr. Huser graduated from Xavier University with a BA in Advertising and a minor in business administration. He has served on the boards of the Business Marketing Association and the Boys and Girls Clubs.