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Xerium hires Wern-Lirn as president of Asia

March 20, 2014

Xerium Technologies has named Wern-Lirn (Paul) Wang president of Asia. He will be based in Xerium's Asia headquarters office in Shanghai, China and will have full responsibility for the Asia region. Wang will be responsible for delivering Xerium-Asia's long-term and short-term business plans, maintaining and strengthening customer relationships, leading improvement initiatives and accelerating growth and profit rates.

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."

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