Gore Launches Performance Solutions Division to Solve Complex Product and Process Challenges in Key Industries

Customer Needs and Convergence of Markets Drives Integration of Two Divisions

NEWARK, Del. (April 18, 2016) – W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. announced today the launch of its Performance Solutions Division. This new global entity will deliver breakthrough solutions that enable its customers to create higher performing products, deliver more value and unique capabilities to their customers and design their processes to be more productive, safe, and efficient. The Performance Solutions Division will focus on providing value in applications which face demanding environments such as extreme temperatures, harsh chemicals or mechanical stress.

The new division was formed by integrating Gore’s Electronic Products Division and Industrial Products Division. Performance Solutions Division will increase its focus in several key industrial markets including aerospace, automotive, mobile electronics, and oil & gas, as well as pharmaceutical and biotechnology applications. Performance Solutions Division will also continue to serve its customer base in semiconductors & microelectronics, chemical processing, power & utilities, electronic enclosures, and industrial manufacturing.

“We have seen a convergence of the markets being served by the two separate divisions, while the product portfolios were both focused on maintaining performance integrity in challenging conditions,” said Bob Martorano, Sales and Marketing Leader for the Performance Solutions Division. “Integrating the two divisions allows Gore to engage deeply in key industries so we can better understand the unmet needs of our customer and more effectively guide our innovation efforts to develop and deliver high-value solutions.”

Performance Solutions Division will leverage Gore’s more than 50 year legacy of utilizing advanced materials to solve complex business challenges. The division will build upon its product offerings in venting, filtration, sealants, fuel cells, cables & cable assemblies, and fibers as well as deliver new breakthrough products to market that have the potential to transform the industries it serves.

“This integration is a natural part of Gore’s evolution as a global company and positions Gore for stronger, more focused connections with customers,” said Terri Kelly, CEO of W. L. Gore & Associates. "By forming the Performance Solutions Division, Gore is better able to leverage complementary technologies and align our resources based upon customer needs and market demands.”

The Performance Solutions Division will become Gore’s third division, joining the existing Medical Products Division and Fabrics Division.

About W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Gore is a technology-driven company focused on discovery and product innovation. Well known for waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® fabric, the company’s portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Founded in 1958 and headquartered in Newark, Delaware, Gore employs more than 10,000 associates with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan and China, and sales offices around the world. Gore is one of a select few companies to appear on all of the U.S. “100 Best Companies to Work For” lists since the rankings debuted in 1984. The company also appears regularly on similar lists around the world. Learn more at www.gore.com.

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