Isola President and CEO Ray Sharpe to Retire


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Isola Group president and chief executive officer Ray Sharpe has announced plans to retire. He will stay with Isola until his successor has joined to ensure a smooth transition. The Board has already retained a search firm to guide the process of finding Isola’s next CEO.

"It has been a privilege to work with the dedicated people at Isola, who focus each day on advancing the company’s and its customers' best interests. I am confident in Isola’s future and the team’s ability to deliver distinct value. I look forward to spending more time addressing important family considerations," Sharpe said.

Kevin Burns, Chairman of Isola’s board of directors, commented, “Ray has been a very strong leader since Isola’s establishment in 2004. The company’s transformation has been impressive, and Isola is now positioned as the leading supplier of high-performance materials for the printed circuit board industry. The members of the Board are grateful to Ray for his many contributions and look forward to ensuring the company’s future success.”

Separately, Isola announced the retirement of its Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, F. Gordon Bitter. Donald Colvin, a member of Isola’s board of directors and the former Chief Financial Officer of ON Semiconductor and Caesars Entertainment, has been named as interim Chief Financial Officer.

About Isola

Isola Group, headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, is a global material sciences company focused on designing, developing, manufacturing, and marketing copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepregs used to fabricate advanced multilayer printed circuit boards. The company’s high-performance materials are used in sophisticated electronic applications in the communications infrastructure, computing/networking, military, medical, aerospace and automotive industries. For more information, visit our website at www.isola−group.com.

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