MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., April 30, 2014 – Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company Inc. (NYSE: DCI), has named Matt Fortuna Director of its Defense Ground Vehicle business segment.

An 18-year Company veteran, Fortuna is leading a new team responsible for developing and executing the Company’s strategic plan for defense ground vehicles. He began his career at Donaldson as a Project Engineer, then as the Engineering Manager for Donaldson’s Aguascalientes, Mexico, facility. Fortuna subsequently worked in various leadership roles within the Semiconductors and Disc Drive segments of the Company, most recently as Director of Engineering.

“Matt’s accomplishments in design concepts and manufacturing process improvements have made a significant impact on our product designs and production methods,” said Mark Rigby, Donaldson Aerospace & Defense General Manager. “We are pleased that Matt has accepted this new role, bringing his engineering expertise and product knowledge to this important opportunity.”

Fortuna holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas.

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About Donaldson's Aerospace & Defense Group

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense is a leading worldwide provider of filtration systems for the aerospace and defense industry. Our filtration solutions protect fixed wing aircraft, rotorcraft, military ground vehicles, electronic equipment, space vehicles, missiles, military shipboard systems, and amphibious vehicles. We are committed to advancing filtration technology, providing quality products and prompt customer service. Our group serves customers from sales, engineering, and manufacturing locations around the world.

About Donaldson Company

Donaldson is a leading worldwide provider of filtration systems that improve people’s lives, enhance our Customers’ equipment performance, and protect our environment. We are a technology-driven company committed to satisfying our customers’ needs for filtration solutions through innovative research and development, application expertise, and global presence. Our over 12,400 employees contribute to the company’s success by supporting our customers at our more than 140 sales, manufacturing, and distribution locations around the world.