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Posted: March 27, 2008
Soligie Appoints Printed Electronics Veterans Richard Morris and Mark Duarte to Lead Business Development and Sales
(Nanowerk News) Soligie, a market leader in
design and manufacture of printed electronics, announced today that
industry veterans Richard Morris and Mark Duarte have joined the company to
lead sales and business development activities. Morris will focus on
developing the Company's rapidly growing RFID and Specialty Products
business, and Duarte will concentrate on continued expansion into Medical
Prior to joining Soligie, Richard Morris worked 5 years at Parelec Inc.
as Sales Manager of North America and Europe, successfully establishing
their silver conductive inks in the RFID antenna market as well as in
printed circuitry. Previously, Morris was the Business Manager for Coates
Circuit Products, a division of Sun Chemical, developing and marketing inks
and coatings for the circuit board industry. Morris has 20 years experience
encompassing R&D, manufacturing, technical support and sales in rigid and
flexible printed circuits.
Mark Duarte has nineteen years of experience in meeting diverse
customer requirements with over 10 years in the medical device industry and
6 years in printed electronics. Previous positions held by Duarte include
Senior Sales Manager of Medical Products for Parlex Corporation, General
Manager for TTI Testron and as Product Development/Technical Representative
"Soligie has seen the demand for design and manufacturing services in
printed electronics grow rapidly in the past two years," said Matt Timm,
President of Soligie. "In this fast moving environment, we must have the
capacity and expertise to be responsive. Morris and Duarte bring experience
and knowledge in both the needs of our customers and in printed
electronics, further extending our ability to deliver timely and innovative
solutions that assure our customers' success."
Soligie is the leading company to utilize high speed manufacturing to
produce printed electronics with a variety of conductive, resistive and
proprietary materials onto flexible substrates such as PET, paper and foil.
The Company is on the cutting edge of an emerging industry which will
enable electronic functionality in products that were previously
unfeasible. Soligie offers a full range of services from design to final
volume production, and currently serves the medical device, smart
packaging, RFID and flexible interconnect markets. Through the combined use
of emergent materials and proprietary manufacturing processes, electronics
components such as memory, sensors, displays and batteries will soon be
integrated onto thin flexible substrates. Soligie is also investing in the
development of processes for printed thin-film transistors that can be used
in products such as smart labels, medical patches and chipless RFID tags.
Soligie is located in Savage, MN and is owned by the Taylor Corporation.
Taylor Corporation, a Forbes Private 200 company, has more than 100
subsidiaries and 14,000 employees. Taylor is one of the leading specialty
print, media and marketing companies in North America. Taylor's operating
companies are focused on offering distinctive products, superior quality
and exceptional service.