Cookson Electronics has named Peter A. Palmer senior vice president of Marketing and New Business Development. The creation of this new role strengthens Cookson Electronics Strategic Marketing and New Business Development through better integration of activities across business units. The new position will oversee Global New Business/Technology Development, OEM Marketing and Corporate Communication/Branding activities. "This new position and the experience and knowledge that Peter brings to it will help us leverage our capabilities across all of our business units to drive growth and build brand equity," said Raymond P. Sharpe, president and CEO. Palmer brings more than 30 years of business, marketing and manufacturing management experience to the position. Previously, he served as vice president of Marketing for Cookson Electronics Assmbly Materials, where he was responsible for strategic and tactical implementation of all group marketing and communications initiatives. Before joining Cookson, Palmer spent many years with E.I. Dupont in business and marketing positions in several electronics businesses. "I am excited by this opportunity, and look forward to supporting and enhancing Cookson's continued growth in electronics and performance coating markets," Palmer said.