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Pliant names new president and CEO

Harold Bevis has been named president and CEO of Pliant Corp..

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Bevis will join the Board of Directors and replace Ed Lapekas, who was named interim CEO in August 2003. Lapekas will succeed Timothy Walsh as nonexecutive chairman of the company; Walsh will remain on the Board of Directors.

Bevis joins Pliant directly from Emerson Electric, where he has been president of a group of manufacturing companies for the past five years.

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