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Joel Moskowitz

Remembering Joel Moskowitz—Ceradyne founder and ACerS Distinguished Life Member

By Eileen De Guire / March 20, 2015

Joel Moskowitz—the man known for saving the lives of soldiers in combat—lost his battle against cancer on March 15 at age 75.

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Photo finish from EMA 2014

By Eileen De Guire / January 28, 2014

Here are a few pictures from last week’s Electronic Materials and Applications conference in Orlando, Fla.

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Moskowitz speaks on Ceradyne–3M deal, his future with 3M and his Distinguished Life Member award

By / October 12, 2012

[flash mode=1 f={image=}] Joel Moskowitz, founder and CEO of the Ceradyne Inc., is well respected as a successful entrepreneur and someone with great instincts about the business of advanced ceramic products. Moskowitz, who on Monday was given The American Ceramics Society’s highest honor (a Distinguished Life Member award), and Ceradyne have been hot topics…

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Too big for a Post-it note: 3M close to acquiring Ceradyne for $860M

By / October 1, 2012

The big business news this morning in the ceramics world is that 3M has made a friendly offer to buy Ceradyne Inc. with the blessing of the latter’s board of directors. 3M apparently likes what it sees in Ceradyne and is offering $35 per share for the publicly traded company, a nice premium compared to…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / February 10, 2012

Mitsubishi i-MIEV battery electric vehicle was rated highest in latest environmental rankings provided by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. See story below. Credit: Mitsubishi. Here is what we are hearing: DOE to launch new Energy Innovation Hub focused on advanced batteries and energy storage Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced plans to launch a new…

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Ceradyne is one of top 5 companies in aerospace & defense industry

By Eileen De Guire / October 11, 2011

I Joel Moskowitz, president and CEO of Ceradyne. Analysts expect Ceradyne footprint in the aerospace and defense to grow significantly. Credit: Ceradyne. A SmarTrend press release lists Ceradyne as the second of the five highest-growth businesses in the aerospace and defense industry based on expected EPS growth rates. According to the press release, “The long-term…

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Ceradyne leader Joel Moskowitz opens up on acquisitions, ceramics business

By / August 8, 2011

Ceradyne head Joel Moskowitz uses a team approach to evaluating acquisitions for the company. Credit: Ceradyne. I first interviewed Ceradyne honcho Joel Moskowitz in 2009, and last week I ran into him again at the ACerS Ceramic Leadership Summit in Baltimore. There, the Ceradyne president and CEO mentioned that he had recently been interviewed by an…

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American Museum of Ceramic Art gets technical with exhibit, family activities and lecture

By / March 4, 2011

This falls into the better late than never category: The American Museum of Ceramic Art (better known as AMOCA) has had a great exhibition going since late January on the theme of advanced ceramic and science technology, “Ceramics for the New Millennium,” and has been organizing some additional programming around the exhibit (that runs through April 9th, 2011).…

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Ceradyne opens solar materials manufacturing facility in China

By / February 1, 2011

Ceradyne announced the opening of a new factory in Tianjin, China. Ceradyne Tianjin Advanced Materials will produce high-purity ceramic crucibles for the forming of large polysilicon ingots for use in the manufacturing of photovoltaic silicon solar cells. According to a company press release, this is the company’s second high-purity ceramic crucible manufacturing facility in China.…

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Flexible glass to challenge LCDs in electronic devices

By / June 8, 2010

Corning announced it has developed a flexible glass substrate that can be used for printed electronics applications. The glass manufacturer says the product performs like glass and is as flexible as plastic. The display is 75 micrometers thick and wholly protected by plastic. I expect to hear more about Corning’s glass line two weeks from…

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