Business News | Oct 10, 2006

Lamina Ceramics announces new president and CEO

WESTAMPTON, NJ, The Board of Directors at Lamina Ceramics today announced the appointment of Frank M. Shinneman as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Shinneman brings 25 years of international management experience to the New Jersey-based developer of ultra bright LED light engines.

Lamina’s industry leading products are the main components in solid state lighting fixtures of more than 100 companies and are rapidly replacing less efficient incandescent and fluorescent lamps worldwide.

Mr. Shinneman, 56, was most recently president of PlasmaSol Corporation, the sale of which he successfully negotiated with Stryker Instruments late last year. He has successfully led a number of technology ventures, including Nanondyne, one of the first nano materials companies, where he was the founding president and CEO. In 1998 he sold the company to Umicore and assumed the role of U.S. business development, leading investments in a portfolio of technology companies. Previously, he served as Division President of Materials Research Corporation in Orangeburg, NY (since sold to Sony).

Prior to MRC, he held both sales and production management positions at Cominco Electronic Materials of Spokane, WA (now a division of Honeywell) and at Shipley Company of Newton, MA (now a division of Rohm & Haas).

“Frank Shinneman brings relevant and successful business management experience. He also has a demonstrated track record of forging major business alliances across the Pacific Rim and in Europe,” said Greg Blonder, Lamina’s chairman of the board of directors. “He’s a perfect fit to lead Lamina's growth into a new generation of innovative LED products benefiting both industry and consumers.

“This is an exciting time to be in the lighting industry," said Mr. Shinneman. "It’s a great honor to be selected to lead Lamina as it continues to revolutionize the industry. ”

About Lamina Ceramics, Inc
Lamina Ceramics defines the state of technology with the development and manufacture of high power LED light engines. Lamina's LED packaging technology provides unsurpassed thermal management and interconnectivity.

Lamina Ceramics is the leading manufacturer of high power LED light engines and is leading the transition from traditional lighting sources like incandescent, halogen and fluorescent to solid state solutions for general lighting. Lamina offers the brightest solid state light engines in the in-dustry and is enabling this lighting revolution by delivering highly reliable and functional LED light engines. Lamina is supported by an industry-leading global sales and distribution network. Contact us today to find out how we can help you make the brightest, most reliable LED-based fixtures. Contact us at 609-265-1401, by e-mail at, or online at

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