East Hills, NY (May 15, 2008) - - Pall Corporation (NYSE: PLL), the global leader in filtration, separation, and purification technologies, announced that it has appointed Senior Vice President Felix M. Negron to lead global manufacturing and supply chain operations for the company's Life Sciences business.
Negron, a 20-year pharmaceutical operations and quality assurance veteran who was recognized as the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association's 2007 Industrial Leader of the Year, joined the company in 2003 as general manager for Pall Life Science's operations in Puerto Rico. Negron's most notable accomplishments involve his work at Pall's Puerto Rico facility, where he initiated a successful Process Excellence program for continuous improvement.
"Felix's influence on our Puerto Rico operations was so profound that we?re now implementing his approach across our global life sciences manufacturing facilities," said Roberto Perez, president of Pall Life Sciences. "By 2010, his Process Excellence approach will be applied to Pall's sales, R&D, and human resources functions as well. Felix's operations expertise and ability to drive operational excellence throughout the entire life sciences organization will allow Pall meet its aggressive growth goals ? and meet our customers current and future needs."
Negron holds a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from the University of Puerto Rico and a master's degree in industrial engineering from Texas Tech University. He is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Master Black Belt and a member of the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association and the American Society for Quality. Prior to joining Pall, Negron spent 12 years with Johnson & Johnson as quality assurance director, engineering & process excellence director, and as executive director of business excellence, among other positions within the operations and quality assurance functions.
About Pall's Life Sciences Business Pall's Life Sciences business accounts for approximately 40 percent of Pall Corporation's global business. Pall Life Sciences provides leading-edge filtration and purification products and services to meet the demanding needs of pharmaceutical companies challenged with discovering, developing, and producing the biotech drugs, vaccines, and chemically synthesized pharmaceuticals that protect populations worldwide.
About Pall Corporation Pall Corporation is the global leader in the rapidly growing field of filtration, separation and purification. Pall is organized into two businesses: Life Sciences and Industrial. These businesses provide leading-edge products to meet the demanding needs of customers in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, transfusion medicine, energy, electronics, water purification, aerospace, transportation and broad industrial markets. Total revenues for fiscal year 2007 were $2.2 billion. The Company is headquartered in East Hills, New York and has extensive operations around the world. For more information visit Pall at http://www.pall.com./
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