PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., October 19, 2012 - Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) today announced that Mark Goldstein and Bret Wise have been nominated to serve on the company's board of directors. Mr. Wise and Mr. Goldstein will stand for election at the Pall Annual Meeting of Shareholders on December 12, 2012, replacing Daniel J. Carroll, Jr. and Dr. Edward L. Snyder, who will be retiring from the board, effective as of the 2012 annual meeting.
“On behalf of the Pall board, I would like to thank Dan and Ed for their many years of distinguished service. Their insights and contributions have been greatly appreciated and they have provided critical guidance during a time of change for the company,” said Chairman Ronald L. Hoffman. “At the same time, we are pleased to recommend Bret and Mark for service on Pall's board. They both have strong senior leadership, management and operations backgrounds and bring relevant skills in essential business areas. Bret has significant financial expertise as well as experience in business development and R&D. Mark has considerable experience in global industrial manufacturing operations across multiple sectors, a business format that is similar to Pall’s.”
Mr. Goldstein, 56, is Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Actuant Corporation, a diversified industrial company that designs and manufactures products and services for a variety of markets. Prior to joining Actuant in 2001, Mr. Goldstein held various executive positions of increasing responsibility during a 22-year career with The Stanley Works. Most recently, he served as President, North American Hand Tools and President, Door Systems. Mr. Goldstein currently is a member of the Simon School of Business Executive Advisory Committee and the University of Rochester Midwest Regional Cabinet.
Mr. Wise, 52, is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DENTSPLY International Inc., a company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of products for the dental market. In addition to his experience with DENTSPLY, Mr. Wise served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ferro Corporation. He also has served in senior management positions at WCI Steel, Inc. and KPMG LLP and was a director of IMS Health Incorporated when the company was taken private. Mr. Wise currently is a member of the board of the Dental Trade Alliance and the Dental Lifeline Network. He also is a Certified Public Accountant.
“Mark and Bret will be valued additions to our board,” said Larry Kingsley, Pall President and CEO. “Mark is a broad-based leader with a proven track record for growing diverse, global businesses organically and through acquisition. He also has significant experience managing business in emerging markets and operational excellence initiatives, key strategic imperatives for Pall. Bret, having served in several executive officer roles, is an accomplished leader who has extensive experience in the life sciences and industrial sectors as well as a strong background in strategic finance and operations. Additionally, his public company board experience will enable him to bring this insight to his role on the Pall board.”
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 is an S&P 500 company 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.