Minneapolis, MN - Soligie, a market leader in design and manufacture of printed electronics, announced that industry veterans Richard Morris and Mark Duarte have joined the company to lead sales and business development activities. Richard will focus on developing the Company's rapidly growing RFID and Specialty Products business, and Mark will concentrate on continued expansion into Medical Products.
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, Richard was the Business Manager for Coates Circuit Products, a division of Sun Chemical, developing and marketing inks and coatings for the circuit board industry. Richard 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 Mark include Senior Sales Manager of Medical Products for Parlex Corporation, General Manager for TTI Testron and as Product Development/Technical Representative for Ultracision.
"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. Richard and Mark 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.
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Becky Aistrup, Director of Marketing