Companies Combine Manufacturing Capabilities to Meet Customer Demand for Material Innovation
Moosup, CT – May 22, 2019 – Griswold, LLC, a leading manufacturer of custom-engineered cellular elastomer and high-performance polyurethane, announced today that Dave Sherman will lead the company’s product development efforts in their next phase as part of Rogers Corporation. Griswold is known for collaborating with its customers to fabricate solutions to meet design requirements in diverse markets such as automotive, electronics, mass transportation, construction and consumer. The company was acquired by Rogers in July, 2018.
Since the acquisition, the two companies have shared best practices in their business process to most efficiently and effectively serve their customers. Combined initiatives include sharing employee safety programs; integrating new product development resources and capabilities by blending Griswold’s approach to innovation with Rogers’ technology; and training Rogers’ global technical sales force to represent the Griswold product lines.
“Rogers saw in Griswold a company with the people, products and spirit of innovation that fit perfectly with our long-range business goals,” said Sherman. “Together we are a stronger company and I am excited to see how our combined resources will benefit both our customers and employees.”
A veteran in the materials solutions business, Sherman’s experience involves a wide variety of foams including polyethylene, polypropylene, EVA, rubber, polyurethane, silicone, and melamine. As senior product line manager at Rogers Corporation, he is responsible for understanding the markets, customers, and applications served in order to lead the development of new products, price products accordingly, and manage the commercial process to satisfy customers. His role also involves the development of literature, product guides, web site content, samples, and demos that help customers understand how the company’s products can help solve their toughest problems.
Sherman has a chemical engineering degree from MIT and an MBA from RPI, as well as over 30 years of experience in the business of developing material solutions to meet demanding customer needs.
About Rogers Corporation
Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) is a global leader in engineered materials to power, protect and connect our world. With more than 180 years of materials science experience, Rogers delivers high-performance solutions that enable advanced connectivity and advanced mobility applications, as well as other technologies where reliability is critical. Rogers delivers Power Electronics Solutions for energy-efficient motor drives, vehicle electrification and alternative energy; Elastomeric Material Solutions for sealing, vibration management and impact protection in mobile devices, transportation interiors, industrial equipment and performance apparel; and Advanced Connectivity Solutions for wireless infrastructure, automotive safety and radar systems. Headquartered in Arizona (USA), Rogers operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, China, Germany, Belgium, Hungary and South Korea, with joint ventures and sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.rogerscorp.com.