Lydall Names New Vice President, Human Resources
MANCHESTER, Conn., Sept. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lydall, Inc. (NYSE:LDL)
today announced that William M. Lachenmeyer has been appointed Vice President,
Human Resources for Lydall, Inc. ("Lydall" or "the Company"). Mr. Lachenmeyer
replaces Mona G. Estey who has served Lydall in various human resource roles
for 36 years, most recently as Vice President, Human Resources since April
2000. Ms. Estey has elected to resign her position at this time to pursue
other interests as she transitions into voluntary retirement.
Mr. Lachenmeyer's most recent position was with Smith & Wesson, a
publicly-traded manufacturer of firearms, as its Vice President Human
Resources. In this capacity, Mr. Lachenmeyer led the human resource, employee
benefits, security and environmental functions, and served as a strategic
partner to the businesses to help attract, retain, and strengthen Smith &
Wesson's talent. He also worked closely with the CEO and members of the
compensation committee of the board to align executive compensation programs
with the public company environment.
Prior to his tenure at Smith & Wesson, Mr. Lachenmeyer held several
director-level human resource positions at Omnova Solutions, Inc. He also held
human resource roles of increasing responsibilities with Alcoa Fastening
Systems and Colgate-Palmolive Company. Mr. Lachenmeyer earned a B.S. in
Business Administration from State University of New York, and a Masters of
Public Management from Carnegie Mellon University.
Commenting on Mr. Lachenmeyer's appointment, Dale G. Barnhart, President and
Chief Executive Officer of the Company, said: "We are delighted to have Bill
join Lydall as he will be a valuable addition to our executive leadership
team. He brings a strong combination of talent management and leadership
experience that will be an asset to Lydall as we execute our growth strategy."
Regarding Ms. Estey's resignation, Mr. Barnhart commented, "On behalf of the
Company, its employees, directors and shareholders, I extend to Ms. Estey our
best wishes and thanks for her many valued contributions over her long career
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, Inc. 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.
CONTACT: For further information:
David D. Glenn
Director of Business Development and
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