PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., November 02, 2011 -
Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL),
a global leader in filtration, separation and purification, today was
honored by the Women’s
Forum of New York for its gender diverse board of directors. The
company was recognized with a Corporate Champions Award at the
organization’s 2011 Breakfast of Corporate Champions event held at the
New York Stock Exchange. Pall was selected for having more than
20-percent female representation on its board.
Janice Reals Ellig, president, Women's Forum of New York (center), presents Pall director Katharine L. Plourde (left) and Linda Villa (right), Pall's chief human resources officer, with a Corporate Champions Award. (Photo: Business Wire)
"The Corporate Champions Award celebrates companies that demonstrate the
strategic importance of women to their business through their
participation in the boardroom,” says Janice Reals Ellig, president,
Women’s Forum of New York. “All of the honored companies are achieving
positive change at the highest business level.”
Among the directors on Pall’s board are three prominent women: Katharine
L. Plourde, Cheryl W. Grisé, and Dr. Amy E. Alving.
Ms. Plourde, a Pall director since 1995, is the chair of Pall’s
nominating/governance committee and a member of the audit committee.
Previously, she was a principal and analyst at the investment banking
firm of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc. In recognition of her work,
she was just named to Institutional
Investor’s All-America Research Team Hall of Fame. One of only a
handful of women to be included on the list of hall of famers, Ms.
Plourde achieved the honor for being a ten-time, first-teamer in the
annual rankings. The rankings are considered the benchmark for
excellence by which analysts and research groups are measured. Since
2002, Ms. Plourde also has served on the board of OM Group Inc.
Ms. Grisé, a Pall director since 2007, is a member of the audit
committee and has served as the chair of the compensation committee
since 2009. She was executive vice president of Northeast Utilities
until her retirement in July 2007 and also has served as president for
the company’s Utility Group and chief executive officer of all Northeast
Utilities operating subsidiaries. Currently, she serves on the boards of
Pulte Group, Inc. and MetLife Inc., where she is lead director. She also
is a member of the California State Bar Association. Ms. Grisé was
recently named to the Directorship
100 by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). The
Directorship 100 represents NACD’s assessment of the 100 most
influential people in the boardroom community.
Dr. Alving is the chief technology officer and a senior vice president
at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), an
approximately $11 billion scientific, engineering, and technology
applications company. She has been a director of Pall since 2010 and is
a member of the nominating/governance committee. Dr. Alving also has
been a member or advisor to the Army Science Board, Naval Research
Advisory Committee, Defense Science Board and National Academies
Studies. She is currently a member of the Georgia Tech Advisory Board
and the Council on Foreign Relations.
“We are truly honored to be recognized for our diverse board,” said
Larry Kingsley, Pall CEO and president. “Pall is committed to achieving
diversity at every level within the organization, including executive
management. Having varied perspectives and experiences can diversify a
company’s business point of view and is key to long-term success.”
Pall also has two women among its five-member Executive Management Team
(EMT). The company’s CFO, Lisa McDermott, has held that position since
2006. During her tenure as CFO, Ms. McDermott has been a key figure in
Pall Corporation’s continued development and growth. Linda Villa, Pall’s
chief human resources officer, is an accomplished human resources
executive known for her ability to align human resources strategy with
overall business strategy.
About the Women’s Forum of New York
The Women’s Forum is New York City’s preeminent organization of over 430
women leaders representing the highest levels of achievement across all
professional and business sectors from finance to fine arts. Membership
in the Forum is limited and by invitation only. Founded in 1974, the
mission of the Women’s Forum is to advance women’s leadership by
maximizing the potential of its members through core programming that
enriches personally and professionally, by removing barriers through
educational awards to high potential women who have faced adversity and
by expanding and extending women’s leadership contribution through
participation in corporate boards. The New York organization inspired
Women’s Forums in major cities throughout the United States and
internationally. Today the Women’s Forum of New York is the flagship of
the International Women’s Forum organization comprised of 66 affiliates
with nearly 5,000 members around the world with operational headquarters
in Washington, DC.
About Pall Corporation
Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL)
is a filtration, separation and purification leader providing solutions
to meet the critical fluid management needs of customers across the
broad spectrum of life sciences and industry. Pall works with customers
to advance health, safety and environmentally responsible technologies.
The Company’s engineered products enable process and product innovation
and minimize emissions and waste. Pall Corporation, with total revenues
of $2.7 billion for fiscal year 2011, is an S&P 500 company with almost
11,000 employees serving customers worldwide. Pall has been named a “top
green company” by Newsweek magazine. To see how Pall is helping
enable a greener, safer, more sustainable future, follow us on Twitter @PallCorporation
or visit www.pall.com/green.