MANCHESTER, Conn., May 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lydall, Inc. (NYSE:LDL) today announced that Chad A. McDaniel has been appointed Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Lydall, Inc., effective upon the commencement of his employment with Lydall, which is expected to be May 29, 2013.
Mr. McDaniel will be leaving his position as Associate General Counsel of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a division of United Technologies Corporation ("UTC"), to join Lydall. UTC is a manufacturer of high-technology products and services for the global aerospace and building systems industries. During his tenure with UTC, Mr. McDaniel also held the positions of Director; Executive Assistant to the President at UTC's Fire and Security division from 2010 to 2012, and Assistant Counsel at UTC's Pratt & Whitney division from 2007 to 2010. He began his legal career in private practice, spending five years as a corporate associate focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance, and private equity financing/fund formation.
Commenting on Mr. McDaniel's appointment, Dale G. Barnhart, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, said: "We are delighted to have Chad join Lydall as he will be a tremendous addition to our executive leadership team. He brings a strong combination of legal and business knowledge and experience that will be an asset to Lydall as we execute upon our growth strategy."
Chad holds a Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Connecticut School of Law and earned a B.S. in Political Science from Southern Connecticut State University. He has been admitted to practice in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Florida. Chad is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he served as a Nuclear Weapons Specialist and was also a member of the Connecticut Air National Guard.
Lydall, Inc. is a New York Stock Exchange listed company, headquartered in Manchester, Connecticut. The Company, with operations in the U.S., France, the Netherlands and Germany and offices in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, manufactures specialty engineered products for the thermal/acoustical and filtration/separation markets. For more information, visit http://www.lydall.com. Lydall® is a registered trademark of Lydall, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All product names are trademarks of Lydall, Inc. or Charter Medical, Ltd.