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Wilsonart Names New Manufacturing VP


03/2/2011 11:00AM

Wilsonart International announced the appointment of Sue Rothberg as vice president, manufacturing. In her new role, Rothberg will oversee manufacturing operations, supply chain, and logistics at Wilsonart’s facilities in North America and the Arborite facility in Montreal. Rothberg brings to Wilsonart more than 25 years of experience and accomplishments in manufacturing, technology, logistics, and supply chain management, including 23 years with IBM in a broad range of roles.

“Sue is an ideal fit for Wilsonart,” said Bill DiGaetano, president of Wilsonart North America. “Her experience in the technology sector brings fresh perspective to not just Wilsonart, but our industry as a whole. Our ability to continue redefining the surfacing category lies with individuals like Ms. Rothberg, who bring a whole new way of looking at the manufacturing process. She is enthusiastic and passionate about building successful organizations. And her focus on customers is aligned perfectly with Wilsonart’s culture. We are all very excited to have her on our team.”

Rothberg said, “The dynamics of a fast-paced business environment drive us to constantly work to stay one step ahead of our competition and, more importantly, customer expectations. In today’s marketplace, it is imperative to anticipate needs and provide proactive solutions. This requires ground-breaking strategies and thought leadership. I look forward to being part of Wilsonart’s future.”

Rothberg will assume the day to day responsibilities handled by Rusty Booth, now senior vice president. Rusty Booth remains with Wilsonart, assisting Rothberg with her transition and with Wilsonart’s other global Decorative Surfacing businesses.