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Rogers appoints new president of Asia region

May 2, 2012
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Rogers Corp. announced the appointment of Helen Zhang as President of Asia Region to oversee the company’s growing business in Greater China and throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Zhang will be responsible for driving Rogers’ growth strategy in Asia across the company’s three core businesses of printed circuit materials, power electronics solutions and high performance foams. 

Bruce Hoechner, President and CEO of Rogers Corp. 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 Helen’s 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. I’m 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 company’s manufacturing and sales operations, as well as building relationships with the government, industry and the community. She will be based in Rogers’ Beijing office. Zhang’s appointment is effective immediately.

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