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09-09-2016

Lawrence Kingsley Elected Clarkson University Trustee

Lawrence D. Kingsley '85 of Rye, N.Y., has been elected to the Clarkson University Board of Trustees. He will serve on the finance & budget and facilities committees.

Lawrence D. KingsleyKingsley received his bachelor of science degree in industrial distribution from Clarkson in 1985. He holds an MBA from the College of William and Mary.

He became an advisory director to Berkshire Partners in 2016 and serves on the boards of Rockwell Automation and Polaris Industries.

Kingsley served as chairman and CEO of Pall Corporation from 2013 to 2015, and as CEO and president from 2011 to 2013. Prior to that, he served in the roles of chairman, CEO and president of IDEX Corporation between 2004 and 2011.

He also held management positions at Danaher Corporation, including corporate vice president and group executive; several positions with Kollmorgen Corporation, including vice president and general manager for European operations; and at Weidmuller Incorporated as vice president of marketing.

In 2010, Kingsley received the Golden Knight Award, Clarkson's most prestigious alumni award, which is given to alumni who have distinguished themselves either by service to Clarkson through Alumni Association activities or have demonstrated outstanding career achievement, bringing distinction to themselves and to Clarkson. He has also served on Clarkson's Business Leadership Council.

Kingsley resides in Rye, N.Y., with his wife, Diane. They have two children, Cara and Andrew.

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, New York, Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/lkingsley.jpg .]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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