PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (Vocus) January 29, 2007
Rohm and Haas Company's (NYSE:ROH) Electronic Materials business group, an innovator of advanced material solutions for the electronics industry, has announced several changes in its executive leaders. These moves, effective immediately, are associated with the company's "Vision 2010" growth strategy and reorganization, which was announced in October 2006.
Dr. Pierre Brondeau, vice president and business group director for Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials, has been promoted to executive vice president and business group executive for both the Electronic Materials and the newly configured Specialty Materials business groups. Dr. Brondeau, who joined Rohm and Haas in 1989 and has held several leadership positions in the Electronic Materials business since 1995, will also retain senior executive oversight for the company's European and Asia-Pacific regions.
The broader, increased responsibilities for Dr. Brondeau have led to several changes in Electronic Material's senior leadership.
Dr. Yi Hyon Paik, vice president and business director for the company's Microelectronic Technologies business, has been promoted to business group director for Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials. He will focus on the business's overall growth strategy and the creation of new business models, including ongoing development of the Flat Panel Display Technologies business. Dr. Paik joined Rohm and Haas in 1990, and has held several leadership positions in the U.S. and Asia.
Dr. Dominic Yang, Asia-Pacific region general manager for the CMP Technologies business unit, has replaced Dr. Paik as business director for the Microelectronic Technologies business. He brings to this assignment deep experience in the semiconductor industry, having worked for IBM and Motorola, Inc. in several leadership roles. Dr. Yang joined Rohm and Haas in 1996.
Sam Shoemaker, previously vice president and business director for Rohm and Haas's Circuit Board Technologies business, has been named business director for CMP Technologies. He joined Morton International's Electronic Materials Division in 1984, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in research, technical service, and sales/marketing. (Rohm and Haas acquired Morton in 1999.) Mr. Shoemaker continues to serve as Rohm and Haas Company's director of the Asia-Pacific region.
Bob Ferguson, North American general manager for Rohm and Haas's Plastics Additives business, replaces Sam Shoemaker as business director for Circuit Board Technologies. This marks a return to a business and industry Mr. Ferguson knows well--he previously served as Circuit Board Technologies' general manager for North America and Europe. He has over 20 years experience in the electronic materials industry, and serves on the board of directors of IPC, a leading association serving the circuit board industry.
David Schram, recently elected a Rohm and Haas Company vice president, will continue to serve as business director for the Packaging and Finishing Technologies business. Mr. Schram has over 30 years of experience in the advanced packaging, plating, and finishing industry.
"I could not be more pleased with these leadership changes," Dr. Brondeau said. "Every one of these individuals brings significant industry experience to their roles, many having spent their entire careers in the electronics area. Each has demonstrated the kind of skill, commitment, and passion that has helped position Rohm and Haas as one of the premier electronic material suppliers."
About Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials
Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials develops and delivers innovative material solutions and processes to the electronic and optoelectronic industries. Focused on the circuit board, semiconductor manufacturing and advanced packaging industries, its products and technologies are integral elements in electronic devices around the world. Additional information about Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials can be found at http://electronicmaterials.rohmhaas.com.
About Rohm and Haas Company
Rohm and Haas is a global leader in the creation and development of innovative technologies and solutions for the specialty materials industry. The company's technologies are found in a wide range of markets including: Building and Construction, Electronics, Industrial Process, Packaging, Transportation, Household and Personal Care, Water, Food and Retail and Paper. Its technologies and solutions help to improve life everyday, around the world. Based in Philadelphia, Pa, the company generated annual sales of approximately $8.2 billion in 2006. Visit http://www.rohmhaas.com for more information.
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