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Schott North America appoints CEO


April 18, 2011
By Schott North America

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linda.meyer_April 5, 2011 – Schott North America has appointed Linda S. Mayer to the office of president and CEO,
effective April 1. Mayer will become
the first woman to head the 2,800-employee North American operations of
the specialty glass and materials technologies manufacturer. She
succeeds former president and CEO Gerald Fine, who in January, became a
director of Schott Corporation and a member of the company’s North American
Advisory Board.

April 5, 2011 – Schott North America has appointed Linda S. Mayer to the office of president and CEO,
effective April 1. Mayer will become
the first woman to head the 2,800-employee North American operations of
the specialty glass and materials technologies manufacturer. She
succeeds former president and CEO Gerald Fine, who in January, became a
director of Schott Corporation and a member of the company’s North American
Advisory Board.

“I’m looking forward to the challenges and energy of
working with the great people of Schott,” Ms. Mayer said. “The company
has a long history of innovation and industry leadership. I hope to
build on the momentum they’ve created over the past few years and lead
the company to consistent and strong growth with smart investments and a
renewed emphasis on research and development.”

“We are very pleased to welcome Linda to Schott,” said Prof. Dr. Ing.
Udo Ungeheuer, chairman of the coard of management of Schott AG, the
parent company of Schott Corporation and Schott North America. “I
am confident we have selected a proven leader. I would also like to
thank Dr. Fine for his exemplary leadership and welcome him as a director.”

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Mayer most recently served as a vice president and general manager
for the aerial work platform division of Terex Corporation, where she
had global product P&L responsibility.

Prior to joining Terex, Mayer was vice president of corporate marketing at Rexnord Corporation, a manufacturer of power transmission
and industrial components with revenues greater than US$1 billion. She has
also served in a variety of roles including marketing, financial
analysis and corporate planning and development for the Kohler Company, a
leading provider of kitchen and bath fixtures and designs. Mayer
also spent time at John Deere Consumer Products, and as senior vice president of marketing and product development at Moen.

Mayer holds a Bachelor's degree in history from Stanford University,
an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of
Pennsylvania, and an MA from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced
International Studies. She will be based at Schott North America’s
corporate headquarters in Elmsford, NY.


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