CriticalPoint Capital Appoints Brad Foster as President of EMD Specialty Materials (dba Arlon EMD)

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CriticalPoint Capital, LLC (CPC) has named Brad Foster president of EMD Specialty Materials, LLC (dba Arlon EMD). CPC acquired Arlon EMD from Rogers Corporation in December 2015. At that time, Foster was named VP and general manager of Arlon EMD. 

Previously, Foster had been with Arlon Materials for Electronics for 15 years as vice president of sales. During the transition year of 2016, Arlon EMD demonstrated both significant top line and bottom line growth. Additionally, in December 2016, Arlon EMD announced that the company had entered into a multi-year distribution agreement with Doosan Electro-Materials, BG, thereby increasing Arlon EMD’s breadth of product line offerings to include flexible copper clad laminates (FCCL) as well as conventional and halogen-free FR-4 products.

Brad Holtmeier, a partner at CriticalPoint Capital, stated, “Brad has provided tremendous leadership through the carve-out of Arlon EMD from the Rogers Corporation while significantly improving our customer relationships by delivering high-quality products. Today, Arlon EMD operates as a stand-alone company committed to enhancing our product lines.”

About Arlon

Arlon EMD is a privately held, veteran-owned, US manufacturer and distributor of specialty materials supplying into the electronics industry. For more than 25 years, Arlon EMD has supplied specialty laminate materials into the North American, UK, Israeli and European markets from their Rancho Cucamonga, California manufacturing location. To learn more about Arlon EMD, please visit

About CriticalPoint Capital, LLC

Founded in 2012, CriticalPoint Capital, LLC (CPC) is a private investment firm based in Manhattan Beach, CA focused on acquiring companies with long-term value creation opportunities and with management teams that can benefit from a patient and thoughtful approach to growth. CPC seeks opportunities to partner with corporate sellers and in situations that require a flexible approach. To learn more about CriticalPoint Capital, LLC, please visit


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