Veteran Operations Executive Larry Schmid to Lead Rogers’ Global Operations and Supply Chain Management
CHANDLER, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) (“Rogers”) today announced the appointment of Larry Schmid as Senior Vice President, Global Operations and Supply Chain. In this role, Mr. Schmid will direct the operational and supply chain organizations across Rogers’ global operations, including in the U.S, China, Belgium, Germany, England, South Korea and Hungary. He will also implement Rogers’ ongoing operational excellence initiatives to improve financial performance.
“We are pleased to welcome Larry to Rogers and benefit from his more than 20 years of experience in global manufacturing operations and supply chain management,” said Colin Gouveia, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rogers. “Operational excellence is a key pillar of our strategic plan, and Larry will play a leading role in sharpening our operational focus across the organization to systematically lower costs and improve profitability.”
“I am thrilled to join Rogers, a proven industry leader, at an exciting time in its transformation and with so much opportunity ahead,” said Mr. Schmid. “I look forward to working with Colin and the rest of Rogers’ senior leadership team to optimize our manufacturing, drive operational performance and improve supply chain efficiency.”
About Larry Schmid
Mr. Schmid has more than 20 years of senior executive leadership in global manufacturing operations and supply chain management. He joins Rogers from Pilko & Associates, LP, a leading operations consultancy advising senior leaders in chemical, energy and related industries, where he most recently served as President. Previously, he held various international operations roles at Dow, including serving as a member of the Senior Operations Leadership Team and managing five Dow businesses that generated a total of $10 billion in revenue. Prior to Dow, Mr. Schmid held senior operational positions at Rohm and Haas. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of South Florida.
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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