Xerium Names Wern-Lirn (Paul) Wang as Xerium - President of Asia

March 19, 2014 - Xerium Technologies announced the hiring of Wern-Lirn (Paul) Wang to the position of Xerium – President of Asia. Wang will be based in Xerium's Asia headquarters office in Shanghai, China and will have full responsibility for the fast-growing Asia region.

"Xerium has a very successful and growing business in Asia," said Harold Bevis, President and CEO of Xerium. "Paul will be taking over a great business for Xerium and taking it to the next level. Xerium is investing into and expanding all 4 of its Asian plants and also is building a 5th new, greenfield plant in Ba Cheng, China.

"Paul is a seasoned international businessman with strengths in Asia. He adds a lot to our Asian business and to our top executive team. He is Xerium's first Asian national leader and we expect him to make a big difference for the company. He will shape the Asian team under him, refine the company's product offerings, expand our production capabilities, and deepen our 'Value Results' selling process."

"Asia is an extremely important market for Xerium and it is imperative that Xerium continue to profitably grow its Asian business. We hope that one day Asia will be the biggest business for Xerium," Bevis added.

Wang has over 30 years of technical, operational, managerial and executive leadership experience. Most recently he served as CEO of Asia Timber Products. Prior to that he has held leadership positions at Owens-Illinois, International Paper, PPG & Owens-Corning Fiberglass.

Wang has a BS in Chemical Engineering from National Taiwan University, MS in Chemical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, MS in Material Sciences & Engineering and an MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Xerium Technologies, Inc. (XRM) is a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services. Xerium utilizes a broad portfolio of patented and proprietary technologies to provide customers with tailored solutions and products integral to production, all designed to optimize performance and reduce operational costs. With 28 manufacturing facilities in 12 countries around the world, Xerium has approximately 3,200 employees. To learn more, please visit www.xerium.com.

SOURCE: Xerium Technologies, Inc.