Home Resource Center Newsletters Newsletter Archives Microelectronics News 2012 to 2014 Face to Face Around Materion Richard Koba Face to Face Around Materion with Dr. Richard Koba Dr. Richard Koba has been with Materion for seven years and is now Co-Product Manager for Ceramic Packages as well as Market Segment Manager for Wireless and LEDs. His office is at the Tyngsboro, MA facility. Rich reports to EJ Strother, Vice President of Marketing for Advanced Materials Group. In his current management role, Rich champions the position “…that Materion must continuously invest in developing new products and services in order to stay one step ahead in technology.” Rich holds two degrees: a B.S.in Ceramic Engineering from Ohio State University and a Ph.D in Ceramic Science from Penn State University. He has 20+ years experience at a number of high technology companies working in the fields of semiconductor wafers, RF packages and thermal management. As an active member of IMAPS (International Microelectronics & Packaging Society), Rich participates in conferences and events that focus on technologies critical to the present and future of microelectronics. This complements his work at Materion and allows him to interact with other technical experts. While currently residing in Saugus, MA, Rich has lived in a number of states including Ohio, Pennsylvania, California and Arizona. He and wife Teresa have been married for 22 years and have one daughter, Emily. Besides time with family, Rich relaxes by working in his vegetable garden – in the summer!