Pete Smith Joins Soleras’ Board of Directors

September 8, 2015 – Soleras Advanced Coatings announced today the appointment of Pete Smith to its board of directors. Mr. Smith currently serves as President of Polypore’s Transport and Industrial Segment. Prior to that, he was CEO of Voltaix, a world leader in the manufacture of electronic chemical products.

“Pete brings an extensive background and experience with high tech, specialty material markets like semiconductor, display and photovoltaics.” said Jeff Edel, Soleras’ CEO. “Having worked in multiple leadership roles in technology, business and M&A, he brings the background and experience to be a tremendous asset on our board.”

Mr. Smith holds a PhD in Material Science and Engineering from Rutgers University and a Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University. He also holds 10 patents.

Soleras Advanced Coatings is a leading global provider of advanced materials and solutions used in the deposition of thin film coatings. Soleras’ products are used in a wide variety of applications, including high performance architectural glass, flat panel and touchscreen display, electrochromic glass and solar PV panels.

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