CHANDLER, Ariz., August 14, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) ("Rogers"), announced that Griffin Gappert, Ph.D. has joined the company as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). He will lead Rogers’ global Research and Development (R&D) organization and partner with business unit leaders to drive innovation and commercialization of next-generation material solutions.
Griffin joins Rogers from Henkel where he was the Global Head of Innovation for Henkel’s Adhesives Automotive OEM business, based in Germany. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the specialty materials and chemicals industries to Rogers. Prior to joining Henkel, Griffin held leadership roles at Ashland Inc., Dow Chemical Company and The Rohm and Haas Company. Griffin holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
"We are excited for Griffin to join Rogers in this important role," said Colin Gouveia, Rogers’ President and Chief Executive Officer. "Griffin brings extensive R&D leadership experience from large multinational companies and deep expertise in advanced electronic and elastomeric materials. His broad experience and skillset make him a natural fit for the CTO role at Rogers."
"I am excited to join Rogers, a global leader in advanced materials-based technologies," said Griffin. "Rogers has a long history of driving innovation and helping customers solve their most complex challenges. I look forward to leveraging my experience leading global teams to commercialize innovative products to help drive Rogers’ growth."
About Rogers Corporation
Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) is a global leader in engineered materials to power, protect and connect our world. Rogers delivers innovative solutions to help our customers solve their toughest material challenges. Rogers’ advanced electronic and elastomeric materials are used in applications for EV/HEV, automotive safety and radar systems, mobile devices, renewable energy, wireless infrastructure, energy-efficient motor drives, industrial equipment and more. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Rogers operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, Asia and Europe, with sales offices worldwide.
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