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Rogers Corp (ROG.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Bruce Hoechner

58 2017 President and Chief Executive Officer, Principal Executive Officer and Director

Michael Ludwig

57 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer

Gary Glandon

59 2017 Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President

Robert Daigle

54 2009 Chief Technology Officer, Senior Vice President

Jay Knoll

54 2017 Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, General Counsel and Secretary

Jeffrey Grudzien

56 2017 Senior Vice President and General Manager, Advanced Connectivity Solutions

Christopher Shadday

51 2017 Senior Vice President and General Manager, Elastomeric Material Solutions

Helen Zhang

54 2017 Senior Vice President and General Manager, Power Electronics Solutions and President, Rogers Asia

Mark Weaver

58 2018 Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer

Jeffrey Owens

63 2017 Director

Keith Barnes

66 2015 Independent Director

Michael Barry

59 2010 Independent Director

Carol Jensen

65 2006 Independent Director

Ganesh Moorthy

58 2013 Independent Director

Helene Simonet

66 2014 Independent Director

Peter Wallace

64 2010 Independent Director

Jack Monti

2015 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Bruce Hoechner

Mr. Bruce D. Hoechner serves as President and Chief Executive Officer, Principal Executive Officer and Director of the Company, Mr. 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 functions 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 most recently, 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, most recently 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 Curtis-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 is 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.

Gary Glandon

Mr. Gary M. Glandon serves as Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President of Rogers Corporation. He was Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Rogers, from July 2012 to February 2017; Chief Human Resources Officer, Solutia Inc. from October 2010 to July 2012

Robert Daigle

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

Jay Knoll

Mr. Jay Knoll serves as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, General Counsel and Secretary of the Roger Corporation. 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

Jeffrey Grudzien

Mr. Jeffrey M. Grudzien serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Advanced Connectivity Solutions of the Company. He was Vice President, Advanced Connectivity Solutions, Rogers, from February 2012 to February 2017; Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Rogers, September 2007 to February 2012

Christopher Shadday

Mr. Christopher R. Shadday is Senior Vice President and General Manager, Elastomeric Material Solutions of the Company. He was Vice President and General Manager, Elastomeric Material Solutions, Rogers, from January 2016 to February 2017; Vice President of Marketing, Rogers, from November 2014 to December 2015; President, Viance, LLC from August 2011 to November 2014

Helen Zhang

Ms. Helen Zhang serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Power Electronics Solutions and President, Rogers Asia of the Company. She served as Vice President, Power Electronics Solutions and President, Rogers Asia, Rogers, from May 2012 to February 2017; Global General Manager of Interconnect Technology, Dow Chemical Company, Dow Electronic Materials from July 2010 to April 2012

Mark Weaver

Mr. Mark D. Weaver is Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. He joined the Company as Corporate Controller in November 2017. From December 2016 through November 2017, Mr. Weaver served as Vice President, Corporate Controller, and Chief Accounting Officer of Internap Corporation, a public company based in Atlanta, Georgia that specializes in the provision of Internet infrastructure services. From March 2015 to December 2016, Mr. Weaver also served as a finance and reporting consultant at Resources Global Professionals, a multinational professional services firm. From 2011 through 2014, Mr. Weaver served as Chief Accounting Officer and Vice President, US GAAP Reporting, and Compliance Officer at NXP Semiconductors N.V., a public company based in the Netherlands.

Jeffrey Owens

Mr. Jeffrey J. Owens is Director of the company. He was appointed as a director of the Company in August 2017. 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.

Keith Barnes

Mr. Keith L. Barnes serves as Independent Director of Rogers Corporation. 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.

Michael Barry

Mr. Michael F. Barry serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Since 2009, Mr. Barry has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Quaker Chemical Corporation. He joined the Quaker Board and became Quaker’s President and Chief Executive Officer in 2008. Mr. Barry has held a number of other positions with Quaker since 1998, including Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and Global Industry Leader - Industrial Metalworking and Coatings, and Senior Vice President and Managing Director - North America. By serving in a variety of leadership and executive positions with Quaker, Mr. Barry has gained experience in accounting/finance, financial reporting, risk assessment, industrial marketing and services, organizational development, global organizations, governance, strategic planning, corporate development, research and development and manufacturing. This extensive and varied business experience is a valuable resource to the Rogers’ Board of Directors and its management.

Carol Jensen

Ms. Carol R. Jensen, Ph.D., serves as an 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. In February 2016, 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.

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. Ms. Simonet 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.

Peter Wallace

Mr. Peter C. Wallace serves as an 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.

Jack Monti

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