May 24, 2012 | last updated June 1, 2012 2:47 pm

Rogers' Eileen Kraus retires; German plant shuts

Retired Connecticut banker Eileen S. Kraus has retired from the board of Killingly technology-products maker Rogers Corp., a regulatory filing shows.

Kraus culiminated her years in Connecticut banking circles by becoming the first female regional CEO of former Fleet Bank-Connecticut, predecessor to Bank of America's Connecticut branch network.

Her Rogers board retirement was effective May 4, according to the company's latest 8-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Meanwhile, Rogers has declared its intention to shut its leased plant in Bremen, Germany, that makes silicone materials.Those operations are being consolidated into Roger's existing facility in Carol Stream, Ill., Rogers said in a separate SEC filing.

Rogers bought the Bremen operation as part of its 2009 acquisition of certain assets of MTI Global Inc., but the German facility has never been profitable, the filing said.

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