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Rogers Corporation announced that its Board of Directors has nominated Dr. Larry Berger, Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer for Ecolab Inc., to stand for election as an independent Director at the upcoming 2023 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (Annual Meeting). Incumbent Directors Carol Jensen, Keith Larson and Helene Simonet will not seek re-election at the 2023 Annual Meeting.
The announcement follows the appointment to the Board of new independent Directors Anne K. Roby, former Executive Vice President at Linde plc., and Armand F. Lauzon, Jr., former President and Chief Executive Officer at C&D Technologies, Inc. As previously announced, Bruce Hoechner, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Rogers and current Board Member, has decided to retire from the Board effective March 31, 2023. Upon completion of the Annual Meeting, the Board will be composed of nine members, eight of whom will be independent.
“We are thrilled to nominate Larry to join the Rogers Board. He has a unique skillset and deep experience across global technology, technical operations and business development,” said Peter Wallace, Chair of the Board. “We are confident that Larry will be an outstanding addition to our purpose-built Board, bringing a valuable and fresh perspective as we continue to shape Rogers’ growth strategy and profitability improvement plan. His nomination underscores our ongoing commitment to Board refreshment and ensuring we have the right oversight and guidance to deliver long-term success and value creation for all shareholders.”
Mr. Wallace added: “On behalf of the entire Board, I’d also like to express my gratitude to Bruce, Carol, Keith and Helene for their leadership and contributions to the Company during their tenures. Rogers has benefited greatly from their expertise over the years, and we are thankful for their service.”
As previously disclosed, the Company’s 2023 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2023.