Roche named Aonix chairman of the board

Ottawa-based thermoplastic composite producer Aonix Advanced Materials announced Wednesday it has appointed Jim Roche chairman of its board of directors.

“We are very pleased to welcome Jim Roche as Chairman,” Aonix president and CEO Jerome Le Corvec said in a statement. “His experience and expertise in building businesses to serve global markets will be invaluable. We look forward to the benefit of his guidance and counsel as Aonix continues to grow.”

It has been a busy time for Mr. Roche, who last month was appointed chief operating officer of Sidense.

Mr. Roche was a founding member of Newbridge Networks. He also co-founded Tundra Semiconductor and was president and CEO of CMC Microsystems, CANARIE and Stratford Managers.