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Rogers Corporation Hires Sales Engineer for Footwear, Outdoor and Active Lifestyle

January 2, 2014 (Rogers, CONN) – Rogers Corporation, designer and manufacturer of specialty materials including PORON® XRD® Extreme Impact Protection, announces today the hiring of Seal Wu as a new sales engineer in South China to help bolster its efforts on the active lifestyle, outdoor and footwear industry segments. 

Wu has over 11 years experience in the footwear industry, and prior to Rogers, worked on Stella International Footwear Company’s purchasing team for more than seven years. Wu is extremely familiar with the footwear, outdoor and active lifestyle industries, and will work closely with Roger’s U.S., European and Asian teams to continue to grow sales and build the strong reputation of the XRD brand. His presence in South China will also help XRD customers establish a greater local connection to key supply chain stakeholders.

“The addition of Seal to the PORON and XRD team is an important investment by Rogers,” says Brian Larabee, Rogers Global Marketing Director. “His experience will help us to expand deeper into key growth industries for XRD and Rogers.”

In addition to hiring Wu, Rogers Corp recently signed public relations agency Backbone Media for its PORON and XRD active and lifestyle PR efforts.

About PORON® Cushioning

For over 40 years PORON® Cushioning has provided footwear, apparel, and protective equipment brands with a material that supports, protects, comforts, and most importantly, helps athletes stay in the game. PORON Cushioning products are durable yet flexible, so they will not wear or break down like other cushioning products. So, whether you need an insole that will last your next 50K or a new helmet for the start of little league, look for the PORON Cushioning brand to insure you’re buying the best in quality and advanced technology. For more information, visit

About Rogers Corporation

Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) is a global technology leader in specialty materials and components for consumer electronics, power electronics, mass transit, clean technology, and telecommunications infrastructure. With more than 180 years of materials science and engineering experience, Rogers provides product designers with solutions to help them power, protect and connect our world with greater reliability, efficiency and performance. Headquartered in Connecticut (USA), Rogers operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, China, Germany, Belgium, and South Korea, with joint ventures and sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit