John Atanasio was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Alfa Laval Inc. in January 2011. In this role, Atanasio is responsible for leading Alfa Laval in the USA to drive profitable growth in its markets, leveraging the company’s key technologies of heat transfer, separation and fluid handling.
Atanasio joined Alfa Laval in 1982 in the company’s Food and Dairy Group. He joined Alfa Laval Separation in 1990 where he held a number of positions including Industrial Fluids Business Manager, Supply Unit Manager, Manager of Environmental Marketing and Division Manager of Industrial Separation. In 2001, Atanasio was named President of Alfa Laval USA’s Parts and Service Division, and then President of the company’s Equipment Division in 2004. Most recently, Atanasio served as President of the Hygienic and Marine group of Alfa Laval Inc. Prior to joining Alfa Laval, he held a number of positions at Westfalia Separator.
Atanasio holds a Bachelor of Science degree. He has completed executive management programs at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the Ashridge Business School. He is based at the Alfa Laval facility in Richmond, Virginia.