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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Polypore International, Inc. (NYSE:PPO) is pleased to announce that Christopher L. Cowger will join Polypore as President, Energy Storage - Electronics and Electric Drive Vehicles (EDVs), on September 3, 2013. Mr. Cowger will replace Mitchell J. Pulwer who announced his retirement earlier this year. Mr. Pulwer will work closely with Mr. Cowger through year-end to ensure a smooth transition.
Mr. Cowger brings extensive commercial and operational experience from various high technology and automotive companies including GM, Dell and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). More recently he was President and CEO of Ener1. Mr. Cowger progressed through a variety of positions with increasing responsibilities in engineering, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and supply management. His diverse background in technology driven companies, as well as his international experience having worked and lived in Asia, positions him well to lead the Energy Storage - Electronics and EDVs Business Segment. Mr. Cowger holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Duke University. He also earned his MBA and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Commenting on the change, Robert B. Toth, Polypore's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer stated: "Polypore welcomes Chris and we are delighted to have someone with his breadth of experience across high technology industries and businesses. We'd also like to thank Mitch for his leadership and contribution to Polypore since 2006 and we wish him well as he enters the next phase of his career."
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
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