East Hills, NY (November 10, 2005) - - Pall Corporation (NYSE: PLL) today named Glen Petaja Corporate Vice President with global responsibility for the Pall Advanced Separation Systems (PASS) business. He has served as President of PASS since its inception in 2002 and will retain that title. Mr. Petaja is based in Cortland, NY.
The PASS division's scope recently was expanded by adding fabrication to its responsibilities for design, procurement and service of all Pall system platforms. By integrating fabrication with engineering, the company anticipates even greater efficiency and cost effectiveness.
"Glen's promotion underscores the importance of the integrated systems business to Pall Corporation. His leadership of the PASS team has been key to the rapid global growth in the application of filtration and separation systems, which now contribute nearly $200 million to annual sales," said Don Stevens, Chief Operating Officer, Pall Corporation.
Mr. Petaja joined Pall in 1992 as Vice President Engineering at the Pall Trinity Micro division, one of the company's principal manufacturing centers, and was promoted to President of the newly created PASS division in 2002. Prior to Pall, Mr. Petaja held positions with BMC Industries and Boeing Corporation.
A native of Rochester, Michigan, he obtained MS and BS degrees in Engineering Mechanics from Michigan Technological University. Mr. Petaja serves on the Board of Trustees of Cortland Memorial Hospital and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Central New York Technology Development Organization. He has been a resident of Cortland, NY for the past twenty years where he lives with his wife Marsha. They have two adult children.
The PASS division, with engineering offices worldwide, is becoming increasingly vital to a broad range of industries as customers want integrated systems and one partner to support their broadest Total Fluid ManagementSM requirements. Pall engineered systems are applied across all key markets ranging from beer production, fuel and chemicals processing, power generation, purification of biomolecules to production of drinking water. The global division provides expertise from design and installation to service support for systems using Pall's separations technologies.
Systems, which grew over 27 percent last year, are one of the fastest growing areas for Pall Corporation and currently account for about 10 percent of total worldwide sales. Each Pall engineered system that is purchased creates potential to sell replacement products and services representing an ongoing annuity stream of sales.
About Pall Corporation Pall is the global leader in the rapidly growing field of filtration, separations and purification. Pall's business is organized around two broad markets: Life Sciences and Industrial. The Company provides leading-edge products to meet the demanding needs of customers in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, transfusion medicines, semiconductors, water purification, aerospace and broad industrial markets. Total revenue for fiscal 2005 were $1.9 billion. The Company headquarters are in East Hills, New York with extensive operations throughout the world. Visit Pall at www.pall.com.