Gov. Nixon Visits Brewer Science to Announce Appointment of Jason Hall as Director of Missouri Department of Economic Development
January 3, 2012 – Springfield, MO – On December 30, Governor Jay Nixon invited the business community and the media to the Brewer Science Printed Electronics Technology Center at the Jordan Valley Innovation Center to announce the appointment of Jason Hall, executive director of the Missouri Technology Corporation, as the new director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development. In his new position, Mr. Hall will direct the Missouri Strategic Initiative for Economic Growth.
During the announcement, Gov. Nixon emphasized the importance of embracing science and technology as a strategy for creating the jobs of the future. Gov. Nixon also stressed the growth of manufacturing and exporting as a way to help keep Missouri’s economy moving forward. Gov. Nixon shared his confidence in the capability of Mr. Hall to provide leadership with a focus on creating opportunities and meeting those challenges with a well-trained workforce.
The Brewer Science facility at the Jordan Valley Innovation Center in Springfield, Missouri, provided the perfect location for this announcement. Dr. Terry Brewer, President of Brewer Science, is a strong advocate for entrepreneurship and innovation both statewide and nationally. Under Dr. Brewer’s leadership, Brewer Science has grown from 3 to approximately 300 employees. As the inventor of and global market leader in anti-reflective coatings, Brewer Science continues to create high-value technology products needed to remain successful in the fierce global competition that surrounds the development of modern electronic devices. Brewer Science products are used by major integrated circuit manufacturers worldwide.
Brewer Science has broken ground five times to expand the global headquarters facility, located in Rolla, Missouri, and has expanded its presence in Springfield, Missouri. In addition to the growth in Rolla and Springfield, Brewer Science has also expanded globally, with offices located in Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, Korea; Taipei, Taiwan; Shanghai, China; Hong Kong, China; Grenoble, France; Munich, Germany; Derby, England; Albany, NY, USA; and Austin, TX, USA.
About Brewer Science
Since 1981, Brewer Science has consistently developed and delivered innovative materials, processes, and equipment for applications in semiconductors, advanced packaging/3-D integrated circuits, MEMS, sensors, displays, LEDs, and printed electronics. These high-technology Brewer Science products and processes are used to create ultrasmall electronics that enable devices such as tablet computers, smart phones, digital cameras, flat-panel monitors and TVs, and LED lighting. For more information on Brewer Science, please visit www.brewerscience.com.
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