DARIEN, Ill. – Vincent Intrieri, chairman of Viskase Companies Inc.’s board of directors since 2003, has resigned from the board. Thomas Davis, Viskase's president and CEO, has been elected to the additional role of chairman of the board.

"In an attempt to more closely align my directorship responsibilities with ISS standards concerning the number of boards of directors any one person should serve, I have made the decision to resign from the Viskase board,” Intrieri said. “I'm proud of the company's achievements over the past years and look forward to the company's continued success."

Board member Daniel Ninivaggi, president of Icahn Enterprises LP, has been elected lead director, and Dominick Ragone, chief financial officer of Icahn Enterprises LP, has been elected to fill the vacancy on the Viskase board created by Intrieri's resignation.

Viskase is a leading worldwide producer of non-edible cellulosic, fibrous and plastic casings used to prepare and package processed meat and poultry products.