The year 2020 proved to be challenging in many ways. In response, Rogers employees have demonstrated an inspiring amount of resilience and commitment. This remained true during the holiday season, a time often dedicated to creating joy and giving to others.
It is not an exaggeration to say that current events have introduced leadership teams to unforeseen challenges. We are truly in unprecedented times. In my role at Rogers Corporation, I oversee our Human Resources, Environmental Health & Safety and Communications functions: three areas that are extremely busy at a time like this.
Engineers Week is an annual celebration of the innovations made possible by the world’s engineers. It also introduces students to this exciting field. Rogers Corporation President and CEO, Bruce Hoechner, began his career as an engineer, so we interviewed him to get his perspective on the field.
Throughout the year, our local offices and manufacturing plants organize charitable giving activities for teams, in addition to individual employee contributions. During the holidays, employees participate in annual end-of-the-year charitable activities benefiting their local communities. Though the end of 2019 seemed to pass by quickly, global Rogers Corporation employees found time to maintain this tradition.
Rogers has cultivated an internship program that enriches the traditional classroom learning of young adults by offering invaluable experience in an industry leading corporation. Interns can work in various departments including: Communications, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Operations, Quality Engineering and more.
This is the time of year when a fresh group of college students intern here at Rogers Corporation. Two such former interns, Kevin Ripston, Director of Supply Chain Planning at EMS, and Justin Chretien, Product Manager for the EMS PORON® Industrial line, share some thoughts and impressions from their early days at Rogers, and weigh in on how their internships helped shape their current careers.
At Rogers Corporation a large part of our culture is our dedication to safety, in both the workplace and our environment. Many of our products enable safety-related applications, embodying the “protect” aspect of our commitment to help power, protect and connect our world.
At Rogers Germany, our apprenticeship and educational pathway program assists young adults in building their skills portfolio and navigating the job search process. Through this program, Rogers offers the chance to develop and refine skills in a practical workplace setting, supporting young adults as they enter the workforce.
This is the time of year when a fresh group of college students begin their internships here at Rogers Corporation. Two such former interns, Kevin Ripston, Director of Supply Chain Planning at EMS, and Justin Chretien, Product Manager for the EMS PORON® Industrial line, share some thoughts and impressions from their early days at Rogers, and weigh in on how their internships helped shape their current careers.
For Rogers, green is more than just the color of our logo; it’s a way of life. That is why we invited all Rogers Corporation employees to participate in the second annual Share Your Acts of Rogers Green campaign for all of #EarthMonth.
In celebration of the Chinese Lunar Spring Festival, Rogers Asia had their annual party in China on January 18, 2019. Held in Suzhou, the party’s theme was “Rogers, Boom!” which celebrated our dedicated employees while looking forward to the exciting and busy year ahead. More than 1000 employees from the Rogers Suzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Japan, Korea and Singapore offices attended the event.
Globally, Rogers Corporation employees participate in annual charitable activities to benefit their local communities. Though these contributions occur throughout the year, we wanted to take a moment to recognize the holiday-based deeds our colleagues contributed to this year.
Work-life balance is a popular subject. Companies can tend to focus more on the work side of the scale, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t interested in balance for their employees. Like Rogers, many companies are placing more emphasis on a culture that encourages the appropriate work-life balance.
As the year comes to an end, holiday travel begins to increase. Whether going home to see family or taking a year-end vacation, crowds in airports and on roads significantly surge in November and December. In addition to the feeling of holiday hustle and bustle, this extra traffic presents many opportunities to practice travel safety.
Manufacturing Day is a USA-based, nationwide movement to change this narrative. Celebrated on the first Friday of October, this collaborative event serves as an invitation to introduce the future workforce to opportunities in the industry. And trust us, there are many opportunities.
Currently, Rogers Corporation has sixteen manufacturing locations and seven additional global sales offices spanning nine countries around the world. These locations boast a workforce of more than 3,400 employees. While these numbers are notable, they only tell part of the story.
I believe that one of the most valuable programs we have at Rogers is the Thank You Awards. What I like the most about the program is that it offers a way for our employees to demonstrate their gratitude to one another for efforts that go above and beyond their day-to-day activities.
s a global company, Rogers Corporation sponsors a variety of regional events from around the world. One of these is known as Future Day, an annual event composed of Boys’ Day and Girls’ Day. This event in Germany introduces young girls and boys to occupations in which there are few male or female trainees.
Rogers Corporation was founded as a paper mill in 1832 by Dutch immigrant, Peter Rogers. Named Rogers Paper Manufacturing Company, the business was based in an old two-story powder mill in Manchester, Connecticut. It started out producing paperboard to be used in the thriving textile industry of New England. Less than a decade later, Peter Rogers’ 19-year-old son Henry inherited the business and established something that remains with Rogers to this day: a culture of innovation.
Job hunting is no easy feat. Candidates who have uploaded their resumes into online applications (and then re-typed everything from their resume into individual text fields in that same application) can agree, it takes patience and perseverance to survive the job hunting process. But when the right candidate, right position and right company align, it is a wonderful partnership for all parties involved.
In honor of Earth Day 2018, Rogers Corporation is proud to host the Everyday Acts of Green Contest. For this contest, we are asking you to share the acts of green that are incorporated into your everyday lives. In return, Rogers will be making a donation to an environmental organization.
Each year, Rogers Asia holds a party in China to celebrate the company’s year of work and the upcoming Chinese Lunar Spring Festival. Held in Suzhou, this year’s annual party theme of “Power the Future” encouraged employees to reflect on Rogers’ history; from humble beginnings in 1832 as a paper mill to growing into a multinational enterprise in engineered materials 186 years later.
At Rogers, we innovate to design a brighter and more sustainable future by creating a cleaner, safer and more connected world. Our innovative material solutions enable breakthroughs in clean technology, advanced connectivity, eMobility and more — but it’s our people that set us apart.
National Engineers Week is February 18-24! Join us in recognizing engineers and how they make the world a better place.
Wow, what a year! Thanks to the hard work of our employees, dedication to our customers and execution of our sound business strategy, we enjoyed an outstanding and record-breaking year at Rogers. To add to this excitement, we also integrated two new acquisitions, completed the relocation of our global headquarters and celebrated two big anniversary milestones. Let’s take a look back at the moments and achievements that made 2017 such a memorable year!
The Rogers team is passionate about helping the world’s leading innovators solve their toughest material challenges. As we do so, we believe that how we conduct our business is just as important as what we achieve. The Rogers Corp. Corporate Responsibility hub and our updated Code of Business Ethics reflect our commitment to corporate responsibility.
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Rogers ACS operations in Chandler, AZ, and represents Rogers 50th year as part of the Chandler business community. Join us to celebrate our shared history and success!
Rogers Corporation’s internship program provides a dynamic learning environment where students from universities around the world are offered opportunities to work on real-world challenges and meaningful projects that will positively impact our business, our customers, and our interns.
he end of summer is right around the corner in the Northern Hemisphere with the Autumnal Equinox on September 22nd. Happy Spring Equinox to all of you in the Southern Hemisphere
Ten company teams, including Rogers Germany, recently came together for the 3rd annual soccer tournament benefitting Heilpädagogisches Zentrum (HPZ), a local organization supporting the mentally handicapped community. HPZ operates several schools in the Pfaffenhofen, Germany area, including the Anna-Kittenbacher School, the Geisenfeld Special Educational Center, the Adolf-Rebl-Schule Development Center for Intellectual Development, an Early Intervention Center, and an array of programs including therapeutic days, social educational days, and open help.
We are delighted to officially open our new Corporate Headquarters here in Chandler, AZ. We are thrilled to call Chandler home and would like to thank all our employees and the Arizona community at large for their support before and during our relocation to Chandler.
The Rogers team is passionate about helping the world’s leading innovators solve their toughest material challenges to help power, protect, and connect our world. How we conduct our business is just as important as what we achieve. We strive for “Results, but Results in the Right Way.” That means making choices that are based on what is ethically sound and not just what is easy or expedient.
The Rogers Corp. R&D Safety Committee hosted a successful 2nd annual Safety Stand Down Day in Rogers, CT, on June 7, 2017. Approximately 85 employees from R&D, the Innovation Center, Marketing, and Human Resources participated.