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Senior Director of OEM-Marketing in Europe Named

Isola Appoints New Senior Director of OEM-Marketing in Europe

CHANDLER, Ariz., September 23, 2014 — Isola Group S.à r.l., a market leader in copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepreg materials used to fabricate advanced multilayer printed circuit boards (PCBs), today announced that Helmut Kroener has joined Isola as Senior Director of OEM-Marketing in Europe. In this role, Mr. Kroener will be responsible for the qualifications of Isola's new and emerging technology products at major European OEMs. He will also provide strategic direction to the Company’s New Product Introduction teams and its Technical Service organization.

Mr. Kroener brings a wealth of experience from the PCB industry, ranging from design, manufacturing, engineering, and research and development. Mr. Kroener began his career with Hewlett-Packard (HP) in 1984 as a process engineer, and he was quickly promoted to Research & Development Manager. During his tenure with HP, he spent three years at the HP corporate labs in Palo Alto, CA. Mr. Kroener later assumed new responsibilities as the Director of Technology at Multek, and he was subsequently promoted to Director of Customer Service and, ultimately, Chief Technology Officer and VP of Engineering for Multek’s PCB and Printed Electronics division. For the past year, Mr. Kroener has served as a consultant to Isola’s OEM-Marketing organization.

Mr. Kroener earned a degree in physical chemistry from the University of Munich.