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

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

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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.

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

At Dow, most recently, she led its Philadelphia-based plastics additives business. Before that, she was Dow Chemical's chief marketing officer.

Larry Kingsley, 49, who took over as chief executive in October, said in a statement that Chandy's "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. His father, Abraham Krasnoff, was CEO before him. The two helped build Pall into a global competitor in filtration, purification and separation.