UniPixel Appoints Robert A. Rusenko as VP of Manufacturing
THE WOODLANDS, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 04/29/13 -- UniPixel, Inc.
(NASDAQ: UNXL), a provider of Performance Engineered Films(TM) to the
touch screen, flexible printed electronics, and lighting and display
markets, has appointed Robert A. Rusenko to the new position of vice
president of manufacturing.
With more than 12 years of executive management experience in the
performance material and chemical industries, Rusenko brings to
UniPixel a strong track record of improving manufacturing
productivity, implementing Six Sigma to reduce costs, and
transitioning products from the laboratory to commercial production.
"Robert's extensive experience managing global-scale manufacturing
facilities, including high-throughput roll-to-roll manufacturing
processes, fits perfectly with production ramp-up of our UniBoss(TM)
pro-cap, multi-touch sensor film," said Reed Killion, president and
CEO of UniPixel. "He joins our team of highly experienced and capable
managers, which we've expanded over the course of the last several
months to support the capacity commitments we've made to our new
UniBoss licensees. His experience in creating and operating global
supply chains with large manufacturing footprints along with his Six
Sigma expertise complements our new Kodak partnership to build out
large-scale production capacity."
Prior to joining UniPixel, Rusenko served as vice president and
general manager of Alpharetta printed products at Scientific Games, a
global leader in gaming solutions for lottery and gaming
organizations. At Scientific Games, he was responsible for a
high-throughput, roll-to-roll manufacturing facility, which is the
largest in the world for printed lottery products and more than
double the capacity of any other facility.
Prior to Scientific Games, Rusenko served as an operations business
leader at DuPont Performance Materials, a $6 billion platform focused
on engineering, packaging and industrial polymers. As the operations
business leader of DuPont's $1.8 billion Nylon and PBT segment of the
engineering polymers business, he was responsible for developing and
leading its global supply chain strategy. Before DuPont, he served as
vice president of operations at Saint Gobain-CertainTeed Corporation,
a North American manufacturer of building materials, where he was
responsible for five manufacturing sites, three distribution centers,
1,300 employees, and an operational budget of $420 million.
He also previously served as director of worldwide manufacturing at
W. R. Grace, a global specialty chemicals and materials company,
where he was responsible for manufacturing, logistics and Six Sigma.
He also previously held several management positions of increasing
responsibility at GE Plastics, a $7 billion division of GE, where he
received the coveted Six Sigma Gold Award for driving operational
improvements. Before GE, Rusenko held several management positions of
increasing responsibility at AlliedSignal, a global corporation with
operations in the automotive, aerospace and specialty chemicals
markets. At AlliedSignal, he transitioned chemical and pharmaceutical
products from laboratory to commercial production, and earned an
award for outstanding achievement from Larry Bossidy the highly
Rusenko earned his B.S. in chemical engineering from Widener
University. He has completed Masters level courses in chemical
engineering and business administration from the University of
Virginia/New Jersey Institute of Technology and Villanova University,
respectively. He also holds a GE Master Black Belt certification.
Headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, UniPixel,
Inc. (NASDAQ: UNXL) delivers Performance Engineered Films to the
Lighting, Display and Flexible Electronics markets. UniPixel's
high-volume roll-to-roll or continuous flow manufacturing process
offers high-fidelity replication of advanced micro-optic structures
and surface characteristics over large areas. A key focus for
UniPixel is developing electronic conductive films for use in
electronic sensors for consumer and industrial applications. The
company's newly developed UniBoss(TM) roll-to-roll electronics
manufacturing process prints conductive elements on thin film with
trace widths down to ~ 5um. The company is marketing its films for
touch panel sensor, cover glass replacement, protective cover film,
antenna and custom circuitry applications under the UniPixel label,
and potentially under private label or Original Equipment
Manufacturers (OEM) brands. UniPixel's brands include Clearly
Superior(TM), Diamond Guard(TM) and others. For further information,
Jeff Tomz, CFO
Investor Relations Contact:
Scott Liolios or Ron Both
Liolios Group, Inc.
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