Polypore Announces New President for Energy Storage - Transportation and Industrial Business Segment
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Polypore International, Inc. (PPO) is pleased to announce that Peter A. Smith, Ph.D., will join Polypore as President, Energy Storage - Transportation and Industrial, on October 24, 2013. Mr. Smith succeeds Phillip Bryson who has assumed the role of Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy.
Mr. Smith brings over 20 years of experience from the electronics and specialty materials industries. Prior to joining Polypore, Pete was Chief Executive Officer of Voltaix, a specialty chemicals manufacturing company. Additionally, he served in various leadership roles in sales and marketing, business development, operations and in mergers & acquisitions at Cooper Industries, Dover Knowles Electronics and Honeywell Specialty Materials. Pete earned his Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering from Rutgers University and a M.B.A. from Arizona State University. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Engineering.
Regarding the change, Robert B. Toth, Polypore's President and Chief Executive Officer stated: "We are delighted to welcome Pete into the Polypore organization. With his strong technical background and business acumen, he will bring valuable and relevant experience to our company and will provide strong technical leadership to our Transportation and Industrial segment."
About Polypore International, Inc.
Polypore International, Inc. is a global high technology filtration company specializing in microporous membranes. Polypore's flat sheet and hollow fiber membranes are used in specialized applications that require the removal or separation of various materials from liquids, primarily in the ultrafiltration and microfiltration markets. Based in Charlotte, NC, Polypore International, Inc. is a market leader with manufacturing facilities or sales offices in ten countries serving six continents. See www.polypore.net .
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