Harold Bevis, president and CEO of Xerium said, "Xerium has a very successful and growing business in Asia. Paul will be taking over a great business for Xerium and taking it to the next level. Xerium is investing into and expanding all 4 of its Asian plants and also is building a 5th new, greenfield plant in Ba Cheng, China. Paul is a seasoned international businessman with strengths in Asia. He adds a lot to our Asian business and to our top executive team. He is Xerium's first Asian national leader and we expect him to make a big difference for the company."