MONROE, N.C. (Jan. 14, 2013)—Colfax Fluid Handling, a business of Colfax Corporation announced the appointment of industry veteran Carl Pickard as senior vice president, global sales & marketing.  Colfax Fluid Handling is a global leader in fluid-handling and transfer for critical applications in key industries.

Pickard will be responsible for marketing and project management across four business segments: commercial marine, defense, oil & gas and power & industry.

 “Carl has over 30 years of experience delivering solid business results in sales and marketing across various industries and products, “ stated Bill Roller, executive vice president, Colfax Fluid Handling. “He has a proven track record of managing global businesses that consistently outperform their markets.”

Prior to joining Colfax, Pickard served as corporate vice president of sales, marketing and international at Rexnord Industries. He has also held various executive positions at Danaher Corporation, Newell Company, and Revell Monogram.  Pickard began his marketing career with positions of increasing responsibility at Leo Burnett, Pepsi and Sara Lee.

Pickard earned his bachelor’s degree from Gordon College and has a master’s degree in business administration with concentrations in marketing and finance from Northwestern University. He also holds a Master Black Belt in Policy Deployment.