Lydall Performance Materials appoints new president

Marold moves to Lydall from Sontara, a business division of Jacob Holm Group, where he was chief operating officer. Sontara is a global nonwovens business that produces products used in a range of industrial and medical applications.

Before joining Sontara, Marold held leadership positions at Clarcor, American Air Filter and Ahlstrom Oy.

Commenting on Marold’s appointment, Dale Barnhart, president and CEO of Lydall, said: “We are delighted to have Paul join Lydall’s executive leadership team. He brings extensive filtration industry experience with a successful track record in sales, marketing and operational excellence and a proven ability to drive profitable growth. He is an outstanding leader with a history of creating value for customers and shareholders in the very industries into which our Performance Materials segment serves.”

Marold holds a BS in Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and completed his post-graduate studies at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

He is a member of the executive committee of the board of directors of the Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry (INDA) and a former member of the board of directors of the National Air Filtration Association (NAFA).