John Schauer Joins Xerium as Top Leader for Nonwovens Market

Dec. 2, 2015 4:20 pm

Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM) — Xerium announced today the hiring of Mr. John Schauer to the position of Product Manager – Nonwovens Market. Mr. Schauer comes to Xerium with 30 years of management and technical leadership experience and most recently held the role of North America Nonwoven Manager for a one of Xerium’s chief competitors in this market.

Mr. Schauer will be responsible for leading Xerium’s North America Nonwovens business plan as well as coordinating Xerium’s global efforts. John will also support our active engagement with The Nonwovens Institute at North Carolina State University.

David Pretty, Xerium President of North America and Europe, said, “The nonwoven market is an important part of Xerium’s strategic plan. Xerium is a leading global supplier of technically advanced belts, fabrics, aprons, and roll cover technology in this market. Our newest Huycon belts have proven successful on some of the world’s most demanding nonwoven lines. As a result, our Gloggnitz, Austria facility was recently expanded to keep pace with the increased demand in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. John Schauer’s seasoned leadership is a significant step forward for Xerium to further advance in this growing market.”

John Schauer said, “I am excited to join Xerium and am thankful to be leading the value creation platform for North America. I look forward to creating value for Xerium and its customers. Xerium is well positioned to achieve its strategic objectives.”

About Xerium

Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM) is a leading global provider of industrial consumable products and services. Xerium, which operates around the world under a variety of brand names, 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 27 manufacturing facilities in 13 countries around the world, Xerium has approximately 3,000 employees.

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December 2, 2015 - 4:20 PM EST

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