September 22, 2011 — Rogers Corporation’s (NYSE:ROG) Board of Directors elected Bruce D. Hoechner as the materials company’s new president and CEO, effective October 3, 2011. Hoechner’s past positions were with Rohm and Haas and Dow Chemical.
Hoechner also will join Roger’s Board of Directors. Current company leader Robert D. Wachob will become Chairman of the Board of Directors in this transition. Wachob and the Board of Directors have been executing this CEO succession plan for about 2 years. Wachob plans to retire sometime in 2012.
Hoechner comes to Rogers after 5 years in Shanghai, China, with Rohm and Haas Company and Dow Chemical, which acquired Rohm and Haas in 2009. Hoechner spent 28 years with Rohm and Haas.
His roles have included president, Asia Pacific region, Dow Advanced Materials Division with regional revenues of more than $2 billion, and a number of specialty chemical global business units.
Wachob set the strategic direction of Rogers, said William E. Mitchell, Lead Director of the Rogers Corporation Board of Directors. Hoechner’s experience and global business expertise make him "well suited to continue to successfully execute the Company’s vision."
Hoechner holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Penn State University and is a graduate of the Wharton Management Certificate Program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) is a global technology leader in specialty materials and components that enable high performance and reliability of consumer electronics, power electronics, mass transit, clean technology, and telecommunications infrastructure. For more information, visit www.rogerscorp.com.