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Donaldson Company Announces 2018 Patent Recipients and Inventor Award Winners


Awards honor employees whose work has contributed to the company's
leadership in filtration innovation

Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI), a leading worldwide manufacturer of
filtration systems and parts, has announced the 2018 patent recipients
and winners of the company's Inventor Awards, which are given to
employees whose work on various technology innovations have contributed
to Donaldson's continued success as a leader in filtration industry.

The Technology Achievement Award is given to an individual or team who
has developed a material, product, process or method that has made an
extraordinary contribution to Donaldson's long-term success. This year's
winner is the Fluent ePTFE Membrane Innovation team; members include
Karen Bentley, product manager, Membranes; Richard Brandimarte, senior
engineer, Membranes; Rob Pannepacker, senior product development
engineer, Membranes; Kirit Patel, global manager, Technical Materials;
Brian Patterson, engineering manager, Process & Technology; and Anil
Suthar, engineering director, Membranes.

The Emerging Innovator Award recognizes innovative technical leadership
from those with fewer than 10 years of experience at Donaldson. This
year's winner is Michael Cronin, senior research engineer, Media

The Frank A. Donaldson Award, named after the company's founder,
recognizes long-term engineering achievement. This year's awardee is
Fred Wahlquist, project engineer, Aerospace and Defense (retired).

The Richard M. Negri Manufacturing Excellence Award, named for a past VP
of operations, whose many contributions greatly advanced Donaldson's
global operations, recognizes an individual who has created and
implemented significant process technology/product improvements for
manufacturing operations. This year's awardee is Edgar Santillano,
engineering manager, Projects and Process, Donaldson Latin America.

Donaldson also recognizes 83 individuals who received patents in
calendar year 2018: Dan Adamek, Andrew Albitz, Keith Alderson, Mark
Brandl, Steven Campbell, Hoo Young Chung, Bernard Cohen, Paul
Coulonvaux, Bruce Crenshaw, Andrew Dallas, Korneel De Rudder, Nic
Degelin, James Doyle, Joseph Einberger, Randall Engelland, Daniel
Fertil, Carolyn Finnerty, Chris Fischer, Aaron Gao, Steven Gieseke, Gary
Gift, Gary Gillingham, Rob Glisson, Paul Gossez, Peter Groth, John
Hacker, Janelle Hampton, Brian Hoang, Bruce Hoppenstedt, Doug Iddings,
Kenji Ito, Giancarlo Izzi, Derek Jones, Kurt Joscher, Veli Kalayci,
Vladimir Kladnitsky, Bill Krisko, Brad Kuempel, John Kuhn, Greg
LaVallee, Kathy Legault, Dan Little, Tom Lundgren, Brian Mandt, Kent
Mehlhop, Massimo Movia, Ben Nelson, David Nelson, Allen Nicklay, Tom
Olson, Richard Osendorf, Tom Raether, Abdelkhalic Rbayti, Greg Reichter,
Gary Rocklitz, Bob Rogers, James Rothman, Steve Sabelko, Jacob Sanders,
Jake Savstrom, Jens Schafer, Bart Schellens, Kevin Schrage, Hans-Michael
Schuster, James Scott, Piyush Sharma, Richard Suydam, Heather Tate,
Brian Tucker, Dan Tuma, William Vanaudenhove, Sergio Vargas De Avila,
Erwin Verbelen, Paul Way, Darrel Wegner, Gerald Weineck, Paul Wendt,
Matthew Whitten, Gert Willems, Timothy Winters, Nathan Zambon, Dustin
Zastera, Brian Zauner

"The world's filtration needs are continually evolving, and Donaldson's
engineering, technology and operations teams develop the innovative
solutions that anticipate and meet these needs," said Michael Wynblatt,
Donaldson VP and chief technology officer. "With over 1,800 active
patents and significant contributions to the design of filter media,
materials and products, our employees are vital to our global leadership
in filtration. This event allows us to recognize these individuals'

About Donaldson Company

Founded in 1915, Donaldson Company is a global leader in the filtration
industry with sales, manufacturing and distribution locations around the
world. Donaldson's innovative filtration technologies are designed to
solve complex filtration challenges and enhance customers' equipment
performance. For more information, visit

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