Lydall names Abbruzzi, head of Technical Nonwovens group, to lead Thermal Acoustical Solutions business

MANCHESTER, CT, July 10, 2019-

Lydall, Inc. (NYSE: LDL) today announced that Joseph A. Abbruzzi has been named President, Lydall Thermal Acoustical Solutions, effective immediately.  Mr. Abbruzzi replaces Scott M. Deakin, who is departing Lydall to pursue alternative opportunities.  The Company has initiated an external search to identify a new President for the Lydall Technical Nonwovens business segment.

Mr. Abbruzzi, who most recently served as President of Lydall’s Technical Nonwovens business, has a long history with both Thermal Acoustical Solutions and the automotive industry.  From 2011 to 2014, Mr. Abbruzzi led the turnaround of the Thermal / Acoustical Fibers business segment, a segment that was combined with Thermal / Acoustical Metals in 2017 to create Lydall’s Thermal Acoustical Solutions business segment.  Through his broad automotive and executive expertise, strong leadership style and focused application of Lean Six Sigma tools, the Thermal / Acoustical Fibers business was able to increase throughput, commercialize new products, and improve customer relationships.  In 2014, Mr. Abbruzzi assumed the role of President, Technical Nonwovens, which was created through the acquisition of three major businesses.  While overseeing Technical Nonwovens, Mr. Abbruzzi has been focusing on integrating these distinct businesses to one global team, with significant commercial and operational activities in North America, Europe, and Asia.

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