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Rogers Corp (ROG.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Bruce Hoechner

60 2017 President and Chief Executive Officer, Principal Executive Officer and Director

Michael Ludwig

58 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer

Benjamin Buckley

47 2019 Chief Human Resource Officer, Vice President

Robert Daigle

56 2009 Chief Technology Officer, Senior Vice President

Jay Knoll

56 2017 Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, General Counsel and Secretary

R. Colin Gouveia

56 2019 Senior Vice President, General Manager, Elastomeric Material Solutions

Jonathan Rowntree

48 2019 Senior Vice President, General Manager, Advanced Connectivity Solutions

Peter Williams

57 2019 Senior Vice President, Global Operations and Supply Chain

Jeff Tsao

41 2019 Vice President and General Manager, Power Electronics Solutions

Peter Wallace

65 2019 Lead Independent Director

Keith Barnes

68 2015 Independent Director

Carol Jensen

67 2006 Independent Director

Ganesh Moorthy

60 2013 Independent Director

Jeffrey Owens

65 2017 Independent Director

Helene Simonet

67 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Bruce Hoechner

Mr. Bruce D. Hoechner serves as President and Chief Executive Officer, Principal Executive Officer and Director of the Company. Hoechner, who became the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer in 2011, has many years of broad leadership experience across numerous geographies, businesses and unctions in the specialty chemicals industry with particularly strong international business expertise. For over ten years of his career he lived and worked in Singapore, Thailand and Shanghai, People’s Republic of China. His Asian assignments were first with Rohm and Haas Company, for which he worked for 28 years, and then The Dow Chemical Company after its acquisition of Rohm and Haas in 2009. While in Shanghai, Mr. Hoechner was responsible for a variety of businesses, including as President, Asia Pacific Region, Dow Advanced Materials Division. He has also led a number of specialty chemical global business units, which had wide-ranging operations in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia. Mr. Hoechner is also a director of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. Mr. Hoechner’s broad, global industry experience and his service as our Chief Executive Officer led the Board to conclude that he should continue to serve as a director.

Michael Ludwig

Mr. Michael M. Ludwig serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. He has served as Chief Financial Officer for FormFactor, Inc., a public company that provides test and measurement technologies, from May 2011 to March 2018. Prior to his service as FormFactor’s Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Ludwig served as its Vice President, Finance from December 2009 to May 2011 and as its Vice President and Corporate Controller from April 2001 to April 2007. He also served as a consultant to FormFactor from February 2009 to December 2009. Mr. Ludwig has also held senior-level finance and accounting positions at divisions of Tyco Electronics and Beckman Coulter and at Force 10 Networks. Mr. Ludwig holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Benjamin Buckley

Mr. Benjamin M. Buckley serves as Chief Human Resource Officer, Vice President of the Company. He was the Associate General Counsel and Director of Global Compliance and Integrity, Rogers Corporation, from October 2014 to January 2019. President and Chief Executive Officer, Verge America Ltd., from May 2013 to October 2014.

Robert Daigle

Mr. Robert C. Daigle serves as Chief Technology Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. He was Vice President, Research and Development and Chief Technology Officer from October 2003 to June 2009.

Jay Knoll

Mr. Jay B. Knoll J.D. serves as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company. He served as Vice President and General Counsel, Rogers, from November 2014 to February 2017; Senior Vice President, General Counsel PKC Group Oyj - North America from June 2012 to November 2014; Director and Chief Restructuring Officer, Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. from November 2011 to June 2012; Interim President, Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. from May 2011 to November 2011; Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer, Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. from January 2011 to April 2011

R. Colin Gouveia

Mr. R. Colin Gouveia serves as Senior Vice President, General Manager, Elastomeric Material Solutions of the Company. He was the Vice President and General Manager, Eastman Chemical Co., from December 2014 to June 2019; Executive Vice President & President of North America, Taminco, from August 2012 to December 2014.

Jonathan Rowntree

Mr. Jonathan James Rowntree serves as Senior Vice President, General Manager, Advanced Connectivity Solutions of the Company. Senior Vice President and Global Head of Industrial Electronics, Henkel Electronic Materials, from January 2017 to May 2019;\ Senior Vice President and General Manager, Henkel Electronic Materials, from July 2015 to December 2016; Global Product Management, Henkel Electronic Materials, from 2010 to June 2015.

Peter Williams

Mr. Peter B. Williams serves as Senior Vice President, Global Operations and Supply Chain of the Company. He was the Vice President of Global Operations, MKS Instruments, 2011 to July 2019.

Jeff Tsao

Mr. Jeff Tsao serves as Vice President and General Manager, Power Electronics Solutions of the Company. HE was the Vice President, Rogers Corporation, from December 2018 to September 2019; Global Sales Director, Rogers Corporation, from August 2017 to November 2018; General Manager, Dow Chemical, from March 2015 to May 2017; Global Marketing Director, Dow Chemical, from March 2012 to March 2015.

Peter Wallace

Mr. Peter C. Wallace serves as Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Wallace served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of Gardner Denver Inc., an industrial manufacturer of compressors, blowers, pumps and other fluid control products used in numerous global end markets until his retirement in January 2016. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Robbins & Myers, Inc. from 2004 until 2013, when the company was acquired by National Oilwell Varco, Inc. Prior to joining Robbins & Myers, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of IMI Norgren Group from 2001 to 2004. Mr. Wallace is a director of Curtiss-Wright Corporation and a director and chairman of the board of Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. He also serves on the board of a private manufacturing firm engaged in packaging equipment and consulting services. Mr. Wallace’s career has included senior functional roles in application engineering, sales, marketing, and international operations as well as chief executive officer at four multinational corporations. This broad and extensive leadership and board experience is valuable to Rogers’ Board of Directors and to management.

Keith Barnes

Mr. Keith L. Barnes serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Barnes is the retired Chairman and CEO of Verigy Pte Ltd. Mr. Barnes was CEO of Verigy from 2006-2011 and Chairman of the Board from 2009-2011. Prior to acquisition, Verigy was a leading manufacturer of semiconductor capital equipment started by Hewlett Packard and spun out of Agilent Technologies. From 2003-2006, Mr. Barnes was Chairman and CEO of Electroglas, a leading manufacturer of semiconductor probing solutions. Mr. Barnes was Chairman and CEO of Integrated Measurement Systems (“IMS”) from 1995-2001 when IMS was acquired. Mr. Barnes also serves as a director of Knowles Corporation and Viavi Solutions. The qualifications and skills that make Mr. Barnes well suited to serve as a member of our Board include his experience in global manufacturing, supply chain management, semiconductor systems and software development, marketing and sales, international business, governance and executive management, along with his public board and committee experience.

Carol Jensen

Ms. Carol R. Jensen Ph.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Jensen is currently President and Principal Partner of Lightning Ranch Group, a privately held group of companies in ranching, real estate, technology consulting, energy and aviation. She previously served as a director of the Microelectronic Computer Corporation and the American Chamber of Commerce - Denmark. She previously held positions at The Dow Chemical Company (as Vice President of Research & Development of Performance Chemicals 2001-2004); 3M Corporation (as Executive Director of Research & Development 2000-2001, Managing Director of 3M Denmark 1998-2000, and Technical Director of 3M’s Electronic Products business 1990-1998) and IBM Corporation (various research, development, marketing and strategic corporate positions 1979-1990). She was also an adjunct professor of Chemistry at the University of Texas, Austin (1991-1994). In these positions she gained experience in the electronics and Internet industries, the chemical and materials industry, and in research, marketing, development, manufacturing, sales, international business, governance and executive management. This technical background and experience make Ms. Jensen a valuable member of the Company’s Board of Directors and a great resource to its management.

Ganesh Moorthy

Mr. Ganesh Moorthy serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Moorthy was named President of Microchip Technology Incorporated, adding that position to the post of Chief Operating Officer, a title he has held since 2009. Microchip is a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog, memory and Flash-IP solutions. He served as Executive Vice President of Microchip from 2006 to 2009. From 2001 to 2006, Mr. Moorthy served as Vice President of several Microchip divisions. From 2010 to 2014, he served as a member of the Board of Directors of Hua-Hong Grace Semiconductor in Shanghai, China. He is also a member of the University of Washington’s Electrical Engineering Board of Advisors. Mr. Moorthy’s extensive background in a number of Rogers’ key industries and his global expertise in business and technology leadership make him well qualified to provide valuable insight to the Board of Directors and management of Rogers.

Jeffrey Owens

Mr. Jeffrey J. Owens serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Owens most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Delphi Automotive PLC, until his retirement in March 2017. During his over 40-year career at Delphi, Mr. Owens served in a variety of technology, engineering and operating leadership roles, including serving as President of Delphi’s Electronics and Safety Division and during his tenure had international responsibilities. Mr. Owens is also a director of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. Mr. Owens recently served as Chairman of the Kettering University Board of Trustees and is currently a trustee. Mr. Owens’ global experience and leadership roles in innovation and technology, particularly in the areas of Advanced Mobility and Advanced Connectivity, make him an excellent addition to the Board.

Helene Simonet

Ms. Helene Simonet serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Simonet served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Coherent, Inc. from 2002 until her retirement in February 2016. She served as Vice President of Finance of Coherent’s former Medical Group and Vice President of Finance of its Photonics Division from 1999 to 2002. Prior to joining Coherent, Ms. Simonet spent over twenty years in senior finance positions at Raychem Corporation’s Division and Corporate organizations, including Vice President of Finance of Raynet Corporation. In March 2017, Ms. Simonet was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of Finisar, Inc. Ms. Simonet is a well-rounded executive with broad experience in both executive and financial management of a global technology manufacturing company, international business, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic planning. This experience and her expertise in areas important to Rogers make her an important asset to the Board.

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