An undated photo of Ruby Chandy, 50, who was picked...

An undated photo of Ruby Chandy, 50, who was picked to lead Pall Corp.'s industrial division. Credit:

The industrial filtration maker Pall Corp., of Port Washington, has named a new president to lead one of its major divisions.

Pall has brought in Ruby Chandy, 50, a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with more than 25 years' experience in management and marketing, much of it in the chemical industry. She will lead the company's industrial division with $1.3 billion annual sales -- about half of Pall's total yearly revenue.

Pall has about 500 employees on Long Island and 10,400 others worldwide, producing systems to process water, blood, beer, wine, milk and other liquids. Its shares Thursday were down 92 cents, to $58.47; in the past 52 weeks its share prices are up about 3 percent.

Chandy joins Pall from The Dow Chemical Company, where she held several leadership positions, and also worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific, Millipore Corporation and McKinsey & Co. Chandy holds advanced degrees in business from MIT and in materials science and engineering from Northwestern University.

At Dow, most recently, she led its Philadelphia-based Plastics Additives business. Previously she was Dow Chemical's chief marketing officer, a job that included giving interviews about Dow products (see photo, above, from a interview).

"In her general management and marketing roles, Ms. Chandy has specialized in driving growth through global strategy deployment, new product innovation, and commercial acceleration through value selling, pricing excellence, and market expansion," Pall said in a Wednesday news release.

Larry Kingsley, 49, who took over as chief executive in October, said in a Wednesday statement, “Her credentials are impeccable and her previous experiences are a perfect match with Pall’s business and growth objectives."

Since the September resignation of Pall Corp.'s longtime chief executive Eric Krasnoff, Pall has brought in several other new executives and trustees. Krasnoff's departure brought to an end more than 60 years of his family's leadership at Pall, which was co-founded -- with David B. Pall -- by his father, Abraham Krasnoff. Between father and son, the Krasnoffs had served as Pall's chief executive for 38 years and helped build it into a global competitor in filtration, purification and separation.

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