SALFORD, England--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Board of Luxfer Holdings PLC (Luxfer Group) (NYSE:LXFR) announced on May 24, 2016, that it has appointed Joseph Bonn as non-executive chairman on an interim basis following the retirement of Peter Haslehurst, who held the position of chairman for the past 10 years. Mr. Bonn has been a non-executive director on the board since March 2007. Later this year the board will appoint a chairman for the longer term.
Concerning Mr. Haslehurst’s retirement, Luxfer Group Chief Executive Brian Purves said: "I would like to thank Peter for his valuable contribution to the development of the Group since he joined our board in 2003 and in his role as chairman since 2006. I and the rest of the board wish him all the best for the future."
Currently a consultant with Joseph Bonn RE&C Corp., Mr. Bonn has extensive experience in the aluminum and specialty chemical industries, having worked for Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corporation for more than 35 years in various senior capacities. He served on the board and executive committee of the Aluminum Association and the boards of the National Association of Purchasing Management and the International Primary Aluminum Institute. He also served on the boards of Turkkablo A.O., Turkey; Anglesey Aluminum Ltd.; Volta Aluminum Company (chairman); Alupac Inc., Ohio; and National Refractories and Minerals Corporation, California.
Mr. Bonn holds a bachelor’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a master’s degree in finance from Cornell University.
About Luxfer Group
Luxfer Group (www.luxfer.com) is a global materials technology group focused on sustained value creation using its broad array of technical know-how and proprietary materials technologies. The company specializes in the design and manufacture of high-performance materials, components and high-pressure gas-containment devices for environmental, healthcare, protection and specialty end-markets. Luxfer customers include both end-users of its products and manufacturers that incorporate Luxfer products into finished goods.