Nordson Corporation, an industrial equipment supplier, announced that vice president, general counsel and secretary Robert Veillette will retire from the company after 32 years of service, effective Dec. 31, 2017. 

Veillette joined Nordson as a corporate attorney in 1985 and has led the company’s general and intellectual property law functions since 2000.  He was elected vice president, general counsel and secretary in 2007.  During his tenure, he grew the law department in both size and strength, the company said in announcing his retirement.

Upon his retirement, Veillette will be succeeded by Gina Brickley Beredo, who has served as deputy general counsel and assistant secretary since joining the company in 2013. Currently, Beredo oversees the company’s legal function in global mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, ethics and compliance, litigation, and other general corporate legal matters.