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14 PCB007 MAGAZINE I MAY 2020 Feature Interview by the I-Connect007 Editorial Team The I-Connect007 editorial team spoke with Roger Tushingham of Rogers Corporation about the company's current priorities with every- thing that's been changing recently, including his perspective on the distributing and manu- facturing trends he sees as a global supplier. Nolan Johnson: Roger, what's your role at Rog- ers? Roger Tushingham: I am the VP of marketing and new business development within our Ad- vanced Connectivity Solutions Business Unit. I've been with Rogers for three and a half years. Before that, I spent 25 years in the semi- conductor supply chain, both at equipment manufacturers and specialty chemical suppli- ers. My main responsibilities include looking at what the market needs are from an OEM perspective, making sure we have our portfolio positioned correctly, and looking at what we can be doing as the needs of our current cus- tomers and our future customers evolve; these needs may be beyond the PCB laminate busi- ness that we're in now, and we want to satisfy those needs and ensure we have products that enable our customers to drive their technology roadmaps. At Rogers, our short-term priorities have changed a little bit in the last three to four months, but the general strategic direction re- mains the same. Right now, our first priority is the safety and health of our people; it's the guiding light in all the decisions we're mak- ing. Our second priority is making sure we are not disrupting our customers' supply chain, and we've been doing a lot of work in the past few years that has prepared and enabled us to minimize any disruption right now. Our third priority is to continue to drive our development portfolio so that we continue to release products that are enabling our cus- tomers to drive their technology platforms as the needs of the end consumer get more so- phisticated. There are three purposes: safety, minimizing supply chain disruption in these times, and driving our development portfolio, so we're healthy for many years to come. Johnson: Let's start with safety, and then we'll walk down the list. Rogers Corporation Keeps Materials Moving Roger Tushingham

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