Crane Co., a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered industrial products,announced that Eric C. Fast, chief executive officer, will retire from Crane Co. in January 2014. Fast joined Crane in 1999 as president and chief operating officer and was promoted to chief executive officer in January 2001. He will be succeeded by Max H. Mitchell, currently president and chief operating officer.
RFMW Ltd. announced that July 1, 2013 will mark the 10-year anniversary of the company. With worldwide headquarters in San Jose, CA and sales offices throughout North America, Europe and the Middle East, the company has seen a continual acceptance of their “niche” philosophy in that “RFMW Ltd. is a specialty electronics distribution company focused on RF and Microwave technology.”
RF Micro Devices Inc., a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency solutions, announced the appointment of James A. Clifford as vice president, foundry services, effective April 1, 2013.
The board of directors of Hittite Microwave Corp. announced Stephen G. Daly plans to step down as the company's chairman, president and chief executive officer at the end of the month. The board named Rick D. Hess as the company's next president and chief executive officer. The board also announced Franklin Weigold was named non-executive chairman of the board.
LadyBug Technologies announced the appointment of Orwill Hawkins as the company’s Vice President of Marketing. In his new position Hawkins will hold responsibility for all of LadyBug’s marketing and business development strategies worldwide.
Aeris Communications, which owns and operates the only cellular network designed exclusively for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, announced the addition of Mohsen Mohseninia as the vice president, market development for Europe. Mohseninia brings more than 18 years’ experience to the role, serving most recently as the head of the M2M business in the UK for Logica as well as being a leading member of the global M2M leadership team responsible for development of strategy and market development.
Current East Coast Microwave Distributors, Inc. president and CEO Bruce Cooper plans to step down from that role after 24 years, to assume a non-executive chairman position effective January 2, 2013. He will be succeeded by James Doyle.
CTS Corp. announced the appointment of Kieran O'Sullivan to the position of president and chief executive officer effective January 7, 2013. Mr. O'Sullivan will succeed Vinod M. Khilnani, current chairman and CEO, who will remain on the board of directors of the corporation and continue to serve as executive chairman until the Annual Shareholders Meeting in 2013 and retire from CTS Corp. on December 31, 2013.