Batesville Names Chris Trainor as President

From a recent press release: Hillenbrand, Inc. President and CEO Joe Raver announced that senior executive and former Batesville President, Kim Ryan, has been named President of Coperion. Senior executive and former Batesville Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Chris Trainor, will succeed Ryan as the President of Batesville. Both business leaders will report directly to Raver as members of the Hillenbrand senior executive team. Ryan and Trainor have been serving as interim leaders in these roles since April, while a comprehensive search was conducted for the Coperion role.

“Both Kim and Chris have executed their interim assignments with a high level of success and became not only the obvious choices – but the best selections for the future of their respective businesses. Their deep professional knowledge and strong leadership presence within our organization continues to be a tremendous asset as we execute both the short and long-term strategies of each company.”

Ryan has been with Hillenbrand for more than 25 years, serving in both functional and business leadership roles in numerous divisions and companies within the Hillenbrand portfolio. Trainor has been with Batesville since 2010 serving as the CFO and was later named Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to joining Batesville, Trainor spent 17 years with Kraft Foods where he held a variety of finance roles in both the United States and the United Kingdom.