Lydall Performance Materials Names New President

MANCHESTER, Conn., Feb. 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lydall, Inc. (NYSE:LDL) today announced that Paul A. Marold, 54, has been appointed President, Lydall Performance Materials.

Mr. Marold will be joining Lydall from his position as the Chief Operating Officer of SONTARA®, a business division of Jacob Holm Group. SONTARA® is a global nonwovens business that produces products used in a wide variety of industrial and medical applications. Prior to joining SONTARA®, Mr. Marold held key customer-facing leadership positions at prominent filtration and nonwovens companies, such as CLARCOR, American Air Filter and Ahlstrom Oy, centered around strategic growth and innovation.

Commenting on Mr. Marold’s appointment, Dale G. Barnhart, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, said, “We are delighted to have Paul join Lydall’s executive leadership team. He brings extensive filtration industry experience with a successful track record in sales, marketing and operational excellence and a proven ability to drive profitable growth. He is an outstanding leader with a history of creating value for customers and shareholders in the very industries into which our Performance Materials segment serves.”

Mr. Marold holds a B.S. in Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and completed his post-graduate studies at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry (INDA) and a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Air Filtration Association (NAFA).

Lydall, Inc. is a New York Stock Exchange listed company, headquartered in Manchester, Connecticut with global manufacturing operations producing specialty engineered products for the thermal/acoustical and filtration/separation markets. For more information, visit Lydall(R) is a registered trademark of Lydall, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

For further information: David D. Glenn Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations Telephone 860-646-1233 Facsimile 860-646-4917

Source:Lydall, Inc.