Gardner Denver Signs CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion™ Pledge

Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc., a leading global provider of mission“critical flow creation and compression equipment, today announced that Vicente Reynal, the companys Chief Executive Officer has signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion„¢ pledge (CEO Action). CEO Action is the largest CEO-driven business commitment for advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Vicente Reynal commented, We believe that the identity of a company is created by its employees who interact with each other, build on each others behaviors and reinforce company values. At Gardner Denver, Global Teamwork is one of our core values that underpins our efforts to build an inclusive team with a range of backgrounds and experiences. By signing this pledge, we take formal responsibility to provide equal opportunities for our employees to be themselves, value each others contributions and reach their maximum potential. As a Hispanic CEO, I recognize the benefits and advantages that result from having a diverse workforce and I am deeply committed to enhancing our efforts in this space.

There are countless examples of research that prove that more diverse and inclusive workplaces foster innovation, better decision making and better overall results for companies and their employees. On behalf of all Gardner Denver colleagues, we are excited to join this important initiative and make this commitment, said Pete Stavros, Chairman of the Board of Gardner Denver and Co-Chair of the Inclusion & Diversity Council at KKR.

Gardner Denver joins more than 600 organizations whose leaders have signed this pledge with the aim of advancing diversity and inclusion. The pledge outlines a specific set of actions that participating organizations will take to cultivate diversity, including:

  • Creating and maintaining environments in their workplaces that allow for conversations about diversity and inclusion.
  • Implementing and expanding unconscious bias education to help employees recognize, acknowledge, and minimize any potential blind spots they may have.
  • Sharing successful and unsuccessful programs and initiatives they have established around diversity and inclusion.

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About Gardner Denver

Gardner Denver (NYSE: GDI) is a leading global provider of mission-critical flow creation and compression equipment and associated aftermarket parts, consumables and services, which it sells across multiple attractive end-markets within the industrial, energy and medical industries. Its broad and complete range of compressor, pump, vacuum and blower products and services, along with its application expertise and over 155 years of engineering heritage, allows Gardner Denver to provide differentiated product and service offerings for its customers’ specific uses. Gardner Denver supports its customers through its global geographic footprint of 41 key manufacturing facilities, more than 30 complementary service and repair centers across six continents, and approximately 6,700 employees world-wide. For more news and information on Gardner Denver, please visit

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