PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE, USA – January 9, 2018 – The Micronics Engineered Filtration Group announces that Vlamir Fernandes is joining the Micronics Engineered Filtration Group (Micronics Filtration Holdings, Inc.) as Vice President of Sales, South and Central America. Mr. Fernandes is a veteran filtration industry executive with more than 15 years of experience at companies including Pall Corporation, Filter Specialists, Inc. (FSI), and Eaton Filtration (Hayward Industries). Mr. Fernandes has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universidade de Taubaté in São Paulo, Brazil.
Mr. Fernandes will provide leadership for all of Micronics’ sales and strategic development activities throughout South America, Central America, and Mexico. He will be physically based in Sao Paulo, Brazil and is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. He succeeds Tim Miller, who left the Company in December after many years of service to pursue other opportunities.
“We are pleased to welcome Vlamir Fernandes to this extremely important executive sales leadership role for the Micronics Engineered Filtration Group. I have had the opportunity to work closely with Vlamir in past leadership roles and I am confident that his results-driven leadership skills and style are an excellent fit for driving the next chapter of Micronics’ sales growth in this important geographic region,” stated Mr. Bernard C. Faulkner, President and Chief Executive Officer, Micronics Engineered Filtration Group.
“We believe that his hands-on skills, track record of successfully leading and motivating teams, technical background, and strong multi-lingual fluency are all important assets and we are excited for Mr. Fernandes to get to know and provide solutions for customers’ growing filtration needs in the region,” Mr. Faulkner added.
Mr. Fernandes added, “I am very excited to join Micronics, to become part of a knowledgeable and very capable global team, and to leading – from South America – the sales efforts in South and Central American countries. In the coming months, I hope to get to know many customers across the region personally to learn how Micronics can best meet their filter press needs.”
About the Micronics Engineered Filtration Group
The Micronics Engineered Filtration Group (Micronics Filtration Holdings, Inc.) consists of leading wet and dry engineered filtration companies including Micronics, Inc., Southern Filter Media, LLC., C.P. Environmental, LLC., United Process Control, Inc., along with the AeroPulse® brand of APC equipment. Micronics, Inc. is a worldwide expert in liquid/solid separation.
Incorporated in 1983 and founded by Barry Hibble, Micronics has been a portfolio company of Vance Street Capital, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, since 2013. In late 2014, Micronics expanded into dry filtration and air pollution control products and services with the acquisition of Southern Filter Media (SFM). C.P. Environmental (CPE), United Process Control (UPC), and AeroPulse joined the Micronics Engineered Filtration Group in 2015.
The Micronics companies collectively serve customers’ filtration needs in mining and mineral processing; energy, power generation; industrial; chemical manufacturing; pigments and dyes; food and beverage; steel and iron processing; aggregates, cement and asphalt; pharmaceutical; and water/wastewater treatment. The company’s tagline underscores its breadth and capabilities: Single Source for Filter Press and Air Pollution Control Needs.
Francine S. Bernitz
Marketing Director, Micronics Engineered Filtration Group