Infineon Technologies Names Veteran Executive Robert LeFort as President of Infineon Technologies North America
Mr. LeFort who has been the Vice President, Automotive and Industrial, at Infineon North America, succeeds Jan du Preez, who left the company to pursue other career opportunities.
Mr. LeForts leadership of our Automotive and Industrial business helped to secure growth with key North American electronic systems suppliers, and contributed to a worldwide increase in market share for Infineon in this business sector, said Dr. Ulrich Schumacher, President and Chief Executive Officer of Infineon Technologies AG. It is a pleasure to be able to call on a skilled executive from within the U.S. company to take on a broader leadership role.
Prior to joining Infineon, Mr. LeFort held executive positions with Delphi Corporation, a Tier One supplier of automotive electronics systems. He previously held positions with Cherry Semiconductor (now part of ON Semiconductor), Unitrode Corporation and Analog Devices, Inc. He holds an MBA from Boston University and a BSEE from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.
Infineon Technologies AG, Munich, Germany, offers semiconductor and system solutions for applications in the wired and wireless communications markets, for security systems and smartcards, for the automotive and industrial sectors, as well as memory products. With a global presence, Infineon operates in the US from San Jose, CA, in the Asia-Pacific region from Singapore and in Japan from Tokyo. In the fiscal year 2001 (ending September), the company achieved sales of Euro 5.67 billion with about 33,800 employees worldwide. Infineon is listed on the DAX index of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: IFX). Further information is available at www.infineon.com.
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