President and Chief Executive Officer
Colin Gouveia was elected as President and Chief Executive Officer by the Board of Directors in January 2023, at which time he also became a member of the Company’s Board of Directors.
Colin previously served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Rogers’ Elastomeric Material Solutions (EMS) business unit since June 2019. He led the EMS business unit, with a focus on driving innovation and growth across the business, enabling Rogers to capitalize on the strength in key markets including EV/HEV, mass transit, portable electronics, and general industrial. Mr. Gouveia has more than three decades of cross-functional experience in the specialty chemical and materials manufacturing industries. Prior to joining Rogers, he served as Vice President and General Manager of Eastman Chemical’s global Chemical Intermediates business unit, where he created the organizational structure, mission, vision, and strategy to drive revenue growth and profitability. He has also held global leadership positions with Dow Chemical Company, The Rohm and Haas Company, and Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI). Colin received a Master of Business Administration from Villanova University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Norwich University and served as an officer in the U.S. Army for five years.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Ram Mayampurath joined Rogers in 2014. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2021 after holding several leadership positions within the company. He is responsible for the company’s financial strategy, control and compliance, and investor relations. In addition, Ram has overall responsibility for Rogers’ IT function.
Ram has more than 25 years of experience in driving organic growth and end-to-end M&A. He has partnered with businesses to build operations and divisions in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Prior to Rogers, Ram held global leadership roles with Royal Philips Electronics, including Director of Financial Planning and Analysis with Philips Lighting, Global BU Controller and CFO for a start-up business in Philips Healthcare, and Director of Finance for a new joint venture in Middle East and Turkey region. Ram also spent five years with Vancouver Coastal Health Authority as their Director of Capital Asset Management.
Ram is a Chartered Accountant and has a Master of Business Administration from Southern Illinois University and a Master of Global Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Michael (Mike) Webb joined Rogers in April 2023 as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. In his role, Mike is responsible for Global Human Resources and Corporate Development & Strategy.
Mike’s career has spanned the financial services and agriculture industries, and he has worked around the world. Prior to Rogers, Mike worked for Nutrien, the world’s largest agricultural inputs and retail company. During his tenure there, he served as Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Administrative Officer. Additionally, Mike led Nutrien’s global retail organization in 2022, managing the division through a record financial and safety performance year.
Before joining Nutrien, Mike spent more than 15 years in financial services, having worked in Hong Kong, Singapore, India, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Canada. During this time, he was responsible for large, complex human resources functions and had the distinct honor of having been appointed Global Head of Human Resources for HSBC Amanah – HSBC’s global Islamic banking division.
Mike received his Bachelor of Science in Economics from William Jewell College and completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at the Harvard Business School.
Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Jessica Morton joined Rogers in March 2023 as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. She is responsible for strategic and tactical performance across the organization in key areas including legal affairs and governance as well as business ethics and compliance.
Jessica joined Rogers from FMC Corporation, where she provided leadership for complex legal matters within areas including M&A and corporate strategy, securities law, and corporate governance, among others. Prior to FMC, Jessica provided global commercial counsel to two businesses at The Dow Chemical Company – Performance Monomers and Plastics Additives. Earlier in her career, Jessica worked as an attorney in private practice, specializing in M&A, corporate, and securities law at the firm Dechert LLP.
Jessica earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University, and her Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School.
Senior Vice President, Global Operations and Supply Chain
Larry Schmid joined Rogers in January 2023 as Senior Vice President, Global Operations and Supply Chain. He is responsible for directing Rogers’ global operational, supply chain, and procurement organizations impacting Rogers’ global manufacturing sites in the U.S., Belgium, England, Germany, Hungary, China, and South Korea.
Prior to Rogers, Larry held senior leadership roles in global manufacturing operations and supply chain management, most recently serving as president of Pilko & Associates, LP, a leading operations consultancy advising senior leadership in chemical, energy, and related industries. Before Pilko, Larry held broad and impactful manufacturing and supply chain leadership roles in numerous global businesses within the Rohm and Haas Company, culminating in his role as Director of Global Operations and Engineering Operations for Dow Chemical’s Performance Materials division, where he managed five Dow businesses that generated $10 billion in revenue.
Larry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of South Florida.
Vice President Business Process Improvement
Janet Foster joined Rogers in July 2018 as Vice President Business Process Improvement. In this role she is responsible for executing business process improvement strategies to drive standardization in support of profitable growth. Janet is also responsible for Rogers’ business transformation program and the data and analytics practice, and she serves as the chairperson for Rogers’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion council. Janet’s leadership has helped Rogers strengthen the company’s operational discipline through optimization and standardization of work processes and improved decision making.
Prior to Rogers, Janet worked for Honeywell Corporation where she spent 15 years in leadership roles in finance and IT in support of IT investment decisioning and strategic business partnerships, with extensive experience in a variety of disciplines including process standardization, program management, and portfolio governance. Prior to Honeywell, Janet worked in IT in the financial services industry for American Express and for Discover Financial Services. She was also an assistant professor in the Computer Science department at Aurora University.
Janet holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Women’s Studies from Douglass College, Rutgers University, a master’s degree in Sociology from Northwestern University, and Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Northern Illinois University. She is also a certified Six Sigma Plus Green Belt.
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Bipin Jayaraj joined Rogers in 2021 as Vice President and Chief Information Officer. He has had a pivotal role in multiple technology initiatives since then.
Bipin’s IT team helps enable Rogers’ global, cross-functional teams to securely collaborate on world-class technology platforms. With a goal of modernizing and gaining operational efficiencies, he has led multiple initiatives in partnership with others throughout the organization. For example, he and his team have continued to elevate Rogers’ information security program and infrastructure cloud journey, while enabling the company’s data platform. In addition, he has been a key contributor to business transformation activities to enhance Rogers’ ERP skillsets and knowledge.
Bipin has more than 20 years of Information Technology leadership. Prior to Rogers, he served as Chief Digital & Information Technology Officer for Make-A-Wish, a global non-profit organization. Prior to Make-A-Wish, Bipin spent 14 years at NTT Data where his chief client was Honeywell. Throughout his career, Bipin has served in executive roles at global organizations where he focused on strategy and execution of innovative digital technologies, application modernization, infrastructure, and cyber security transformations.
Bipin holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from Anna University, Tamil Nadu, India, an executive MBA from Arizona State University and a certificate in executive development from Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Griffin Gappert, Ph.D., joined Rogers in 2023 in the role of Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. He leads Rogers’ global Research and Development (R&D) organization and partners with business unit leaders to drive innovation and commercialization of next-generation material solutions.
Griffin joined Rogers from Henkel where he was the Global Head of Innovation for Henkel’s Adhesives Automotive OEM business, based in Germany. He brought more than 20 years of experience in the specialty materials and chemicals industries to Rogers. Prior to joining Henkel, Griffin held leadership roles at Ashland Inc., Dow Chemical Company and The Rohm and Haas Company. In 2006, the American Chemical Society inducted him into The Heroes of Chemistry scientific hall of fame which recognizes "teams of chemists working for the betterment of humankind."
Griffin earned his Bachelor of Science degree from University of Toledo in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Senior Vice President and General Manager - Advanced Electronics Solutions
Jeff Tsao joined Rogers Corporation in 2017 and was appointed Vice President and General Manager of the company’s Advanced Electronics Solutions (AES) segment in 2019, leading the ROLINX® power interconnect, and curamik® power Semiconductor Substrate businesses. In 2023, he expanded his role to include global leadership of the RFS business, becoming Senior Vice President and General Manager of the full AES business segment. Jeff has also been serving as Rogers’ Vice President of Asia since April 2021.
Jeff is a member of the executive team in support of setting overall strategic direction of the company. In his VP & GM role for AES, Jeff has full P&L responsibilities and oversees the strategy and execution of business growth in EV/HEV, general industrial, renewable energy, and other core markets to solidify Rogers’ continued market leadership position. In his VP of Asia role, Jeff represents Rogers with government affairs, customers, and suppliers while providing strategic leadership to the region. Jeff also serves as a steering member of Rogers’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) counsel to make Rogers a thriving place to work.
Prior to Rogers, Jeff spent 20 years in the semiconductor, printed circuit board and consumer electronics industries across the entire value chain. He has broad experience in business management, strategic planning, marketing, sales, and operations. Jeff worked at Dow Chemical, The Rohm and Haas Company, Intel Corporation, and a consumer electronics startup. Jeff has rich overseas experience having lived in Germany, China, and Taiwan.
Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Boston University and received his Master of Business Administration from Babson F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business.
Senior Vice President and General Manager - Elastomeric Material Solutions
Brian Larabee joined Rogers’ Elastomeric Material Solutions business in 2012. Since then, he held roles as EMS Marketing Director, General Manager of DeWAL, New Business Development Director, and Senior Director of Marketing. In 2023, he was appointed Vice President and General Manager of EMS and served in that role until his promotion to Senior Vice President and General Manager of EMS in November.
As VP & GM of EMS, Brian’s leadership is instrumental in the strategic development and execution of sales and marketing activities. Additionally, he focuses on seeking and maximizing unique innovation opportunities, particularly in the core markets of EV/HEV, general industrial, portable electronics, and others to drive substantial differentiation and growth for this business.
Brian has 33 years of experience in the technology sector where he was responsible for P&L, corporate strategy, marketing, and sales, serving the semiconductor, solar, and medical diagnostic industries. He has been in both private equity backed start-ups and Fortune 50 companies including Honeywell, Koch Industries, Meyer Burger, The Rohm and Haas Company, and Baxter Healthcare. Brian has been involved in both the acquisition and sale of various businesses over his career.
Brian received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Missouri State University.
Senior Director of Brand, Culture and Communications
Amy Kweder joined Rogers in 2013 as Director of Corporate Communications. In 2017, her responsibilities expanded to include oversight of corporate marketing, and in 2023 she was appointed as Senior Director of Brand, Culture and Communications. Her role is to help build a culture of transparency and trust through two-way communications that tell the company’s compelling growth story and promote its strategy, goals, and values. She is a member of the company’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion council and is the executive sponsor of Rogers’ Mental Health Alliance employee resource group.
Prior to Rogers, Amy spent eight years at Insight Enterprises, a global technology company, where she built the employee communications function and served as Director of Internal Communications. In her role there, she was responsible for developing and executing strategic communications plans for enterprise-wide programs and projects, as well as the company’s multiple acquisitions. She has more than 20 years of experience in internal communications and has worked across a variety of industries, including foodservice and telecommunications. She is experienced in a broad range of disciplines, including crisis communications and investor and public relations.
Amy holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Duquesne University.
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