Pall Corporation, the US-based filtration, separation and purification business, has elected Larry Kingsley as chairman of the Board.
Mr Kingsley has been the president and chief executive officer of Pall, and a member of the company's board of directors, since October 2011.
He succeeds Ronald L. Hoffman, who will assume the role of lead director.
"During his two years with Pall, Larry Kingsley has proven to be a strong leader in a time of change for the company," said Mr Hoffman. "As Pall enters the next phase of its continuing transformation, the board felt the timing was ideal for a single voice from the offices of the CEO and chairman. I am excited about the opportunity to partner with Larry in my new role as lead director."
As lead director, Mr Hoffman will perform an essential oversight function while collaborating closely with the Chairman to ensure the long-term success of Pall.
"I want to thank Ron Hoffman for his tremendous leadership," said Mr Kingsley. "His contributions while in the role of Chairman have been greatly appreciated and I look forward to continuing to work with him."