GREENVILLE, SC – January 6, 2008 – KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM) has announced today the following organizational changes in the Tantalum Business Group that became effective January 1, 2009, following an orderly transition of duties.
Joe Porter, VP Sales Administration, is appointed Vice President, Tantalum Product Marketing, reporting to Conrado Hinojosa, SVP, Tantalum Business Group. Reporting to Porter will be the Product Management Group which is composed of Ed Jones, Tommy Weir, Mark Whisenhunt, Sandy Campbell, Jayson Young, and Craig Scruggs, as well as, Gabriela Gil and her Central Planning Team and the Business Management Group which is composed of Matthias Harder, Audrey To, and Eric Zhang.
Werner Lohwasser, VP Tantalum Product Marketing, is appointed Vice President, Tantalum MnO2 Operations, also reporting Conrado Hinojosa. Reporting to Lohwasser will be Roger Chen, Director of MnO2 Operations and Rich Reifenheiser, PE Manager for Anodes. Erika Gracia, Supply Chain Manager, and Tommy Weir, Product Line Manager for MnO2, will have a dotted line to Lohwasser as well.
Roger Chen, Director of MnO2 Operations, will have global responsibilities of the MnO2 Operations. Reporting to Chen will be Jorge Iniguez, Plant Manager for Victoria; Antonio de Sousa, Plant Manager for Evora; and Jonah Ke, Plant Manager for MnO2 Suzhou. Also reporting to Chen will be Marc Runyan, Manufacturing Manager for Anodes; Enrique Moran, Manufacturing Manager EOL; Hugo Zamora, PE Manager SMD MnO2; Claudia Oliva, Quality Group Leader MnO2; and Simon Mata, Engineering Manager. Additionally, Julio Arteaga, Central Planning MnO2, will have a dotted line to Chen.
We are confident that these changes will increase our effectiveness in meeting the needs of our customers, stated Conrado Hinojosa, SVP, Tantalum Business Group. We have a talented group of experienced professionals and this new structure will give them the flexibility to use their talents to the fullest.
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