Jim Roche Appointed Chairman
We are excited to announce that Jim Roche has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Aonix Advanced Materials Corp. The press release follows.
Ottawa, ON — December 16, 2014 — Aonix Advanced Materials Corp., a leader in high performance thermoplastic composites, announced today that it has appointed technology and manufacturing veteran Jim Roche as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
“We are very pleased to welcome Jim Roche as Chairman,” said Jerome Le Corvec, Aonix president and CEO. “His experience and expertise in building businesses to serve global markets will be invaluable. We look forward to the benefit of his guidance and counsel as Aonix continues to grow.”
Mr. Roche is an accomplished business executive and entrepreneur with a strong track record in leading innovative technology companies from start-up status to world-wide success. He started his career as a founding member of Newbridge Networks where, as Vice President and General Manager of the Semiconductor Products Division, he helped the company grow to over $1B in revenue. He went on to co-found Tundra Semiconductor. As president and CEO, Jim guided Tundra through a successful IPO, double-digit revenue and profit growth, and several acquisitions. Roche formed Stratford Managers Corporation in 2006 to bring his skills and insight to bear on behalf of clients seeking strategic, tactical, and operational support to boost business performance and growth.
About Aonix Advanced Materials Corp.
Aonix Advanced Materials Corp. is a leader in the development and manufacturing of high performance thermoplastic composites for high volume applications in sporting goods, mobile electronics, automotive and aerospace. Unlike other high performance composites, the company’s UltraMaterials™ mold in minutes helping composite part makers reduce cycle times and costs.
Aonix Advanced Materials was established in 2008 with corporate headquarters, R&D, and manufacturing facilities in Ottawa, Canada. The company expanded into Taiwan in 2014 to meet the demand for UltraMaterials™ in Asia.