Pall Corp. Names Vince Northfield to Succeed Retiring Aerospace President Jim Western

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) announced today that seasoned executive Vince Northfield has joined the company as President of Pall Aerospace and Senior Vice President, Pall Corporation. Mr. Northfield will succeed 19-year Pall veteran Jim Western, who has elected to retire, effective this October 31st. Mr. Northfield will be based in New Port Richey, Florida.


Ruby Chandy, President of Pall Industrial, which includes Pall Aerospace, commented, “We are excited about the addition of Vince to the Industrial leadership team. He has broad experience in highly regulated industries, including the industrial and aerospace markets, as well as a strong track record of successfully leading complex global organizations. As we welcome Vince, we also thank Jim Western for his significant contributions to our Aerospace business and wish him well.”


Mr. Northfield joins Pall from Colfax Corporation, where he most recently served as Vice President, Global Manufacturing of ESAB. Prior to Colfax, he was at Teleflex, serving in varied roles including assignments as Vice President, Strategic Development; President of the Automotive Group; and President of the Commercial Group. He also held the position of Executive Vice President Global Operations for the Teleflex Medical Group. Mr. Northfield began his career in the United Kingdom in the automotive industry and has worked in the U.S. for the last 14 years.

Pall Aerospace provides fluid filtration and separation solutions for military aircraft, ground vehicles, and shipboard platforms as well as a broad range of commercial aircraft. Its filter products are used on all major aerospace platforms worldwide to ensure consistent, reliable equipment performance. Applications include engine inlet air and lubricants; fuel, hydraulic and transmission fluid; mobile military and emergency relief water; cabin air; and avionics electronic equipment cooling. For more information, visit

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Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) is a filtration, separation and purification leader providing solutions to meet the critical fluid management needs of customers across the broad spectrum of life sciences and industry. Pall works with customers to advance health, safety and environmentally responsible technologies. The company’s engineered products enable process and product innovation and minimize emissions and waste. Pall Corporation, with total revenues of $2.7 billion for fiscal year 2011, is an S&P 500 company serving customers worldwide. Pall has been named a “top green company” by Newsweek magazine. To see how Pall is helping enable a greener, safer, more sustainable future, follow us on Twitter @PallCorporation or visit