March 8, 2012 — FlexTech Alliance, focused on developing the flexible, printed electronics industry supply chain, appointed its 2012 Governing Board members.
Dr. John Batey has been re-elected as chairman of the Governing Board and Michael Ciesinski was re-appointed president and CEO. Dr. Keith Rollins, Chief Innovation Officer for DuPont Teijin Films US Ltd., has been named vice chairman of the Governing Board. Dr. Rollins will join with Dr. Batey in providing industry direction to FlexTech Alliance on development and deployment of technology and applications for flexible, printed electronics and displays.
Other directors elected were Thomas Edman, Applied Materials, Michael McCreary, E Ink, Malcolm Thompson, MJT & Associates, David Morton, U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Frank Caris, dpiX, Jennifer Ernst, Thin Film Electronics ASA, Richard Wilson, Cambridge Display Technology, Wim Vanderpoorten, Cytec, and Michael Dudzik, Lockheed Martin.
“Keith’s technical acumen, dedication to strategic planning, and business development experience will provide direction and practical experience in building the flexible, printed electronics industry,” said Dr. Batey, consortium chairman. Dr. Rollins has over 25 years experience in the advanced materials and specialty chemical industries. In his new role as FlexTech Alliance vice chairman, Rollins will share responsibility with John Batey in overseeing the organization’s decisions on policy, program content, and disposition of funds available to the consortium for sponsoring technology-related R&D projects. They will work with the Governing Board and all FlexTech Alliance stakeholders to further the organization’s development in a manner that increases the consortium’s value.
“Flexible, printed electronics is a disruptive technology opening up new markets for displays, lighting, renewable energy and sensor applications among many others,” said Dr. Rollins. “FlexTech Alliance plays a crucial role in bringing these new technologies from R&D to production. I am excited to have been chosen for a leadership position in the organization that helps turn ideas into reality."
The FlexTech Alliance is devoted to fostering the growth, profitability and success of the electronic display and the flexible, printed electronics supply chain. More information about the FlexTech Alliance can be found at www.flextech.org.
DuPont Teijin Films is a premier producer of PET and PEN polyester films. The group specializes in film products and related services for the specialty, industrial, packaging and electronics markets. DuPont Teijin Films is a 50/50 joint venture between DuPont and Teijin.