Xerium Technologies Appoints Industry Veteran to Board

July, 12, 2012 - Xerium Technologies said that it has appointed to its Board of Directors Roger A. Bailey, a veteran of the pulp and paper industry and currently President, Power Products, North America for ABB, Inc.

“During my years with Xerium, I have come to know Roger as one of the most well-respected leaders in the paper industry,” said Stephen R. Light, the Company’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.

"As the former Group Vice President of ABB’s Pulp and Paper Business Unit, he was successful in growing the business during a time of declining paper volume and in restructuring the ABB footprint towards growth-oriented markets. His experience will be invaluable to Xerium particularly as we continue to implement our recently announced strategic plan 'Vision 2015."

Xerium Technologies, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of two types of consumable products used primarily in the production of paper-clothing and roll covers.

SOURCE: Xerium Technologies, Inc.