Face to Face with Edward Strother
Edward Strother, VP of Marketing for the Advanced Materials business, has been a key player at Materion and its predecessor CERAC for over 20 years. He currently oversees technologies and resources including R&D, strategic planning, marketing and marketing communications. Known to his co-workers as “EJ,” he reports directly to President Don Klimkowicz.
When asked about his experience at Materion, EJ responded enthusiastically: “Meeting a wide spectrum of people in varied worldwide markets - from fellow employees to customers to vendors - makes working here a genuine pleasure. It offers the greatest opportunity to contribute to the success of the company while broadening my own horizons.”
EJ currently resides in Wisconsin but manages Marketing & Technology for Materion’s Advanced Materials Group facilities in Buffalo, NY, Wheatfield, NY, Brewster, NY, Albuquerque, NM, Suzhou, China, Singapore and his native Milwaukee. His responsibilities include a broad range of products and services, including inorganic chemicals, precious and non-precious thin film deposition materials, precision parts cleaning and precious metal reclamation. In addition, he works with other business divisions within Materion to maximize growth through a coherent strategy of shared expertise and resources.
From his early laboratory training with materials and chemicals, EJ migrated to the business side, initially developing new products and quoting estimates. He later added an MBA from Marquette University to his BS in Chemistry which provided a winning combination for his current position.
In addition to his commitment to Materion, EJ is a dedicated family man who just celebrated his 20 year wedding anniversary. He has three daughters who enjoy music, sports and love the Green Bay Packers – just like their Dad!