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Applied Materials adds Jim Rogers to Board of Directors

29 April 2008 | By Mark Osborne | Going Places

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J. RogersApplied Materials has appointed James E. Rogers to serve on its Board of Directors, effective immediately. He will serve as a member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee and the Strategy Committee of the Board. Rogers is Chairman of the board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Duke Energy, one of the largest electric power companies in the United States.

“Jim is a globally respected visionary in the energy field who brings broad industry perspective and decades of power generation market experience to our Board at a pivotal time for Applied as we grow our solar business,” said James C. Morgan, Chairman of Applied Materials.

Jim Rogers was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Duke Energy following the merger of Duke Energy and Cinergy in April 2006, and was named Chairman in January 2007. Prior to Cinergy, he was the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of PSI Energy from 1988 to 1995. In 2007, Rogers was named the energy industry’s CEO of the Year by Platts.

Rogers attended Emory University and earned a bachelor of business administration and a law degree from the University of Kentucky. He has an honorary doctor of law degree from Indiana State University and an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from Queens University of Charlotte.

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