CLEVELAND, Sep 17, 2007 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Brush Engineered Materials Inc. (NYSE:BW) announced today that Gregory Chemnitz has joined the Company as Vice President, General Counsel.
Mr. Chemnitz has responsibility for the overall planning and management of the Company's legal affairs, including global intellectual property, commercial and transactional matters, litigation, mergers and acquisitions. He reports to Richard J. Hipple, Chairman, President and CEO.
John J. Pallam, who had been serving as Vice President, General Counsel, has been appointed Vice President, General Counsel of Brush Wellman Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary. Mr. Pallam's responsibilities will focus on the litigation and insurance issues pertinent to Brush Wellman.
Mr. Chemnitz joined Brush Engineered Materials from Avery Dennison Corporation in Mentor, Ohio, where he had been Assistant General Counsel, Americas. At Avery Dennison, he had responsibility for the legal affairs of several divisions including worldwide responsibility for the Roll Materials Division, the Company's largest business unit. He joined Avery Dennison in 1992 as Divisional Counsel and also served for three years as Senior Counsel, Europe, based in The Netherlands. Mr. Chemnitz's prior experience also includes corporate law assignments as an associate of Benesch, Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP and Thompson Hine LLP, and in insurance for the Progressive Corporation.
Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Hipple said, "I am pleased to welcome Greg to Brush. His wealth of experience globally is a strong asset to our organization and an excellent complement to our executive management team."
Mr. Chemnitz is a 1984 graduate of Georgetown University's Law Center and School of Foreign Service where he earned a Juris Doctorate and master's degree. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Richmond. Mr. Chemnitz also has a diploma from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Bologna, Italy.
He was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1984 and is a member of the Ohio Bar Association, American Corporate Counsel Association and the Cleveland International Lawyers Group.
Brush Engineered Materials Inc. is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. The Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, supplies worldwide markets with beryllium products, alloy products, electronic products, precious metal products, and engineered material systems.
SOURCE: Brush Engineered Materials Inc.
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