Linda S. Mayer Appointed President and CEO of SCHOTT Corporation and SCHOTT North America, Inc.

SCHOTT North America Inc. appoints Linda S. Mayer to the office of president and CEO, making her the first woman to head the 2,800-employee strong North American operations of the specialty glass and materials technologies manufacturer. She succeeds former President and CEO Dr. Gerald Fine who became a director of SCHOTT Corp. and a member of the company’s North American Advisory Board in January.

“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,” says Prof. Dr. Ing. Udo Ungeheuer, chairman of the Board of Management of SCHOTT AG, the parent company of SCHOTT Corp. and SCHOTT North America Inc. “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.”

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

Prior to joining Terex, Ms. Mayer was VP of corporate marketing at Rexnord Corp., a manufacturer of power transmission and industrial components with revenues greater than $1billion. 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. Ms. Mayer also spent time at John Deere Consumer Products, and as senior VP of marketing and product development at Moen Inc.

Ms. 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, N.Y.

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