Materion Corporation (NYSE:MTRN) announced today the appointment of
Robert B. Toth, age 52, to serve on its Board of Directors.
Mr. Toth is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Polypore
International, Inc., a leading worldwide developer, manufacturer and
marketer of highly specialized polymer-based membranes used in
separation and filtration processes. Polypore International is based in
Charlotte, North Carolina and its common stock is traded on the New York
Stock Exchange under the symbol "PPO".
He became President and CEO of Polypore International, and a member of
the Board of Directors in 2005, after having served in the same role for
four years at CP Kelco ApS, a leading global manufacturer of
hydrocolloids. He was named Chairman of the Polypore board in 2011.
Prior to joining CP Kelco, Mr. Toth progressed through a number of
sales, marketing and executive management positions over a 19-year
career at Monsanto and its chemical company spinoff, Solutia Inc.
He earned a bachelor's degree in Industrial Management from Purdue
University, and an MBA from the John M. Olin School of Business at
Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Commenting on the appointment of Mr. Toth to the Board of Directors,
Richard J. Hipple, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of
Materion Corporation, stated, "Bob is an excellent addition to our
Board. His extensive experience leading global advanced materials
companies serving some of the same high technology markets as Materion
will provide us with valuable insight and perspective as we continue to
execute on our growth strategies."
Materion Corporation is headquartered in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. The
Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, supplies highly
engineered advanced enabling materials to global markets. Products
include precious and non-precious specialty metals, inorganic chemicals
and powders, specialty coatings, specialty engineered beryllium alloys,
beryllium and beryllium composites, and engineered clad and plated metal
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