Pall Corporation announced the election of Dennis Longstreet to the Company's Board of Directors on July 18, 2006. Mr. Longstreet will be a nominee for re-election on the Company's proxy for the annual meeting of shareholders in November.
Mr. Longstreet, 60, was a Company Group Chairman for Johnson & Johnson's Medical Devices from 1998 until his retirement in late 2005, culminating a 36-year career with Johnson & Johnson in increasingly senior operational and sales management roles. During his tenure as Company Group Chairman, Mr. Longstreet oversaw several major acquisitions and technology licenses, re-energized the global Ethicon business, and delivered five consecutive years of double-digit sales and income growth for J&J Medical Devices and Diagnostics in Latin America. He served as a member of the J&J Medical Device & Diagnostics Operating Committee from 1998 to 2005 and as Worldwide Franchise Chairman of the Ethicon Endo-Surgery and Indigo business from 1998 to 2000.
Prior to that, Mr. Longstreet was Chairman of the Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems, Inc. (1995 - 1998), a major supplier of J&J services and products to US managed healthcare companies and hospitals. Previously, he was the founding President of Ortho Biotech Inc. (1986 - 1995), developing and implementing the strategy to move J&J into the biotechnology pharmaceutical business. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, Corporate Development for Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation after progressing through several sales management roles of increasing responsibility. Mr. Longstreet began his J&J career as a Sales Representative in 1969.
Mr. Longstreet is Chairman of the AdvaMed Industry Foundation and the past Chairman of the AdvaMed Industry Association Board (2002 - 2004). He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Rider University and Board of Governors of Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center, Plainfield, New Jersey. He holds a BS degree in Marketing from Rider University.