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Max H. Mitchell

Max H. Mitchell

Max H. Mitchell

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer

Max Mitchell is Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer of Crane Company, a $2 billion global manufacturer of innovative and technology-led solutions for the Aerospace, Defense, Space, and Process Flow industries. He became President and CEO in 2014 and was appointed to the additional role of Chairman in April 2024.

Over the course of his tenure as CEO, Mr. Mitchell led a broad-based transformation of Crane’s portfolio. He increased internal investments with a focus on next-generation technologies and new product development in the Company’s higher-growth markets, completed more than $2 billion of acquisitions and executed on multiple divestitures. These actions culminated in the 2023 separation into two focused and high-return publicly traded companies, Crane Company and Crane NXT, Co., and resulted in more than $5 billion of shareholder equity value creation.

Mr. Mitchell has been with the Company since 2004, in previous roles as President of Crane’s Process Flow Technologies Group, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for all of Crane, and President and Chief Operating Officer. Among his accomplishments in those roles was the implementation of the Crane Business System, a holistic approach and culture to driving profitable growth and efficiency, that has led to a long track-record of differentiated and consistent execution and results across the Company.

Before joining Crane, Mr. Mitchell served in various senior operating roles within the Danaher Corporation and Pentair. Mr. Mitchell began his career with the Ford Motor Company in finance and operations.

Mr. Mitchell, a native of Pittsburgh, obtained his MBA in Finance from the University of Pittsburgh, Katz Graduate School of Business, and his BA from Tulane University.

He is on the Board of Directors of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, as well as the Board of Trustees of the Manufacturers Alliance. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Crane NXT, Co. (from 2014 to 2024), Lennox International (from 2016 to 2022) and on the Board of the Valve Manufacturing Association of America.