Current chairman, president and CEO Bill Cook will remain chairman of the board.
Carpenter was served as COO of Donaldson since February 2014. He joined the company in 1996, and has held various operations, sales and managerial roles in the US and Europe, serving as a general manager; vice president, Global Industrial Filtration Solutions; vice president, Europe; and senior vice president, Engine Products.
“Tod’s appointment is part of our ongoing executive development and CEO succession process, which our board has been actively engaged in for several years,” said Cook. “During his almost two decades at our company, Tod has demonstrated a passion for our business, a strong customer orientation, and a keen focus on delivering financial results. I have worked closely with Tod throughout his Donaldson career and am confident he is the right leader for our company as we celebrate our 100th anniversary and, more importantly, as we look forward to our next chapter of growth, innovation, and value creation.”