Fernanda Philbrick - CEM Executive Board Member
Corporate Growth & Innovation Executive, Nordson Corporation, Santa Monica, CA
A Corporate Growth & Innovation Executive Fernanda is responsible for developing and
implementing the corporate strategic growth process and model. Responsible for identifying,
evaluating, and recommending new opportunities to the Sr. Executive team, CEO and
Board. Focused on portfolio optimization and expansion by targeting opportunities
via M&A, venture partnerships, and emerging technologies.
In her prior position as area manager for Intel Resale Corporation, Phoenix, AZ, Fernanda Philbrick and her team were responsible for contracts, supply chain management, and resale of goods ranging from reclaim metals to microprocessor chips. Philbrick began her career with Intel Corporation in 1997 as a process/equipment engineer in Santa Clara, CA. She was an active participant and leader in the WIN organization (Women at Intel Network) and was awarded the 2006 Society of Women Engineers Emerging Leaders Award in procurement and logistics. In 2009 Philbrick received the Young Alumni Achievement Award from the UND Alumni Association and was inducted into the UND CEM Alumni Academy. She earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees in chemical engineering from UND, and her MBA from Arizona State University. She currently serves on the UND Alumni Association and Foundation Board of Directors.