MADISON HEIGHTS, MI – Sika Corp. has established a Silicone Competency Center headquartered in Lakewood, NJ. This action follows the announcement of the formation of the Sika FFI – Facades, Fenestration and Insulating Glass Business Unit. The Silicone Competency Center is positioned to serve the needs of customers in the North American facades, fenestration and insulating glass market, as well as the broad base of customers in the construction products market. The center will also serve internally for formulation, application, testing and manufacturing excellence.

The new center is headed by Steve Rosenberg, Senior Vice President, Research and Development. Reporting to Rosenberg is Jeff Knepper, Manager Silicone Research and Development, an industry veteran with over 30 years of experience in silicone formulation and technology with May National, Honeywell and Ciba-Geigy. An expanded technical staff within the competency center will report to Knepper.