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.
Mark Goldstein, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Actuant Corporation
“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.