Indium Expands Global Corporate Leadership Team

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Indium Corporation has expanded the responsibilities of its global leadership team with the promotion of several top executives.

Brian Reid serves as vice president of global operations, Rick Short is now corporate associate vice president and senior director of marketing communications, Dawn Roller has been named associate vice president of human resources, and Bill Jackson has been appointed senior director and general manager of the compounds business unit and Korean operations.

As vice president of global operations, Reid supports global operations, engineering, and quality activities in all of Indium's manufacturing facilities. He is responsible for promoting best practices and expanding inter-departmental cooperation with R&D, product management, sales, and technical support. Reid joined Indium in 2014 and has over 19 years of international manufacturing experience. His previous positions include vice [resident of operations for Norwich Pharmaceuticals and director of operations, operational excellence, and strategy for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals/Pfizer. He has experience in lean six sigma deployment in the USA, Asia-Pacific, and South America, and holds a Lean Master certification. Additionally, Reid has global experience in the creation and implementation of strategic plans, facility and capital management, and site master planning. He has a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Engineering and Management, and a master’s degree in Engineering and Global Operations Management from Clarkson University.

As corporate associate vice president, Short ensures that all programs and initiatives align with corporate branding and culture. This includes oversight of community engagement activities and image and reputation management, all supporting the company’s philosophy of The Indium Way®. As senior director of marketing communications, Rick creates and enhances global communications, aligning strategies and activities. Short has been with the company for over 30 years, and has served as marketing director, international sales director, and technical service manager, in addition to his current role. He has an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Utica College, and an associate degree from Mohawk Valley Community College.

Roller oversees Indium's global human resources program, ensuring that the company remains in full compliance with all requirements and continues to be an employer of choice. She joined Indium in 1986 and has served in many capacities, including office management, sales administration, customer service, transportation and logistics, international business, trade compliance, and information technology. Roller has been instrumental in many significant developments throughout her career with Indium, including the early development of international sales regions and the startup of several global facilities. More recently, Roller introduced and led Indium's initial STEM outreach program, as well as direct recruiting efforts. She leads the company's award-winning college internship program. Roller achieved HRCI-PHR certification in 2008 and SHRM-CP certification in 2015. In 2016, she also participated in LeadFORWARD, a year-long leadership development program.

As senior director and general manager of the Compounds Business Unit and Korean Operations, Jackson oversees worldwide operations for refining and compounds. With more than 30 years in the electronics industry, his responsibilities include facilities management, operations planning, research, development, and engineering, as well as overseeing Compound’s product management and field sales. Jackson has helped Indium grow into a leading global manufacturer and supplier. Prior to becoming senior director and general manager of the Compounds Business Unit and Korean Operations, he held many titles, including director and general manager of Compounds, director of Indium's Solar Products Line, director of corporate quality, director of operations, and managing director for Indium's Singapore and UK facilities. Jackson has a bachelor's degree in Business and Public Management from the State University of New York's Institute of Technology.

About Indium Corporation

Indium Corporation is a premier materials manufacturer and supplier to the global electronics, semiconductor, thin-film, and thermal management markets. Products include solders and fluxes; brazes; thermal interface materials; sputtering targets; indium, gallium, germanium, and tin metals and inorganic compounds; and NanoFoil. Founded in 1934, Indium has global technical support and factories located in China, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the USA.

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