Rogers Corporation Appoints New Executive as President of Asia Region
ROGERS, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rogers Corporation (ROG) announced today the appointment of Helen Zhang as President of Asia Region to oversee the Companys growing business in Greater China and throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Zhang will be responsible for driving Rogers growth strategy in Asia across the Companys three core businesses of Printed Circuit Materials, Power Electronics Solutions and High Performance Foams.
Bruce Hoechner, President and CEO of Rogers Corporation said, Rogers now generates over half of its revenues from Asia and we are positioning the Company to capture even greater growth ahead. I am confident that Helens strong track record of leading and growing global businesses in Greater China and across Asia will be instrumental to strengthening our market position in the region and advancing our strategic initiatives.
Zhang joins Rogers from Dow Chemical where she served most recently as Global General Manager for the Interconnect Technology business of Dow Electronic Materials. Prior to Dow, she spent 20 years with Rohm and Haas in leadership positions in its Paint & Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants, and Specialty Polymer businesses, and managed two Asian joint ventures. Zhang holds an Executive MBA from the GuangHua Business School of Beijing University and a BS degree in Environmental Chemistry from Beijing Polytechnic University.
Asia Pacific is home to most of the fastest growing markets for material technologies and Rogers has done an exceptional job of establishing its leadership in the region. Im very excited to be part of a talented team and to lead their efforts to capture further growth opportunities in Asia, Zhang said.
In the newly created executive role, Zhang will be responsible for business growth in the Asia Pacific region overseeing the Companys manufacturing and sales operations, as well as building relationships with the government, industry and the community. She will be based in Rogers Beijing office. Zhangs appointment is effective immediately.
About Rogers Corporation
Rogers Corporation is a global technology leader in specialty materials and components that enable high performance and reliability of consumer electronics, power electronics, mass transit, clean technology, and telecommunications infrastructure. With more than 180 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, Rogers provides product designers with solutions to their most demanding challenges. Rogers products include advanced circuit materials for high-speed digital, power amplifiers, antenna and radar systems; power electronics for high-voltage rail traction, hybrid-electric vehicles, wind and solar power conversion; and high performance foams for sealing and energy management in smart phones, aircraft and rail interiors, automobiles and apparel; and other advanced materials for diverse markets including defense and consumer products. Headquartered in Connecticut (USA), Rogers operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, Belgium, China, Germany, and South Korea, with joint ventures and sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.rogerscorp.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
Statements in this news release, including but not limited to growth opportunities in Asia, that are not strictly historical may be deemed to be forward looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward looking statements are based on managements current expectations and are subject to uncertainties and risks. These uncertainties and risks include, but are not limited to, changing business, economic, and political conditions both in the United States and in other countries, particularly in light of the sovereign debt issues globally, market demand and pricing, the possibility that anticipated benefits of acquisitions may not materialize as expected, competitive and cost factors, unanticipated delays or problems in completing our planned operational enhancements to various facilities, rapid technological change, new product introductions, legal proceedings, and the like. Forward looking statements in this press release should be evaluated together with these as well as the other uncertainties and risks that affect Rogers Corporations business, particularly those discussed in its most recent Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Such factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward looking statements. All information in this press release is as of May 1, 2012 and Rogers undertakes no duty to update this information unless required by law.
Investor Relations Contact:
William J. Tryon, 860-779-4037
Rogers website: www.rogerscorp.com
Asia Media Contact:
Vicky Zeng, 86-21-62175599-611
Greater China website: www.rogerscorp.cn.com
Source: Rogers CorporationCopyright Business Wire 2012