Greenville, South Carolina (November 7, 2012) - KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, today announced several changes to the Global Sales team, all designed to better serve its customers.
"The EMEA region is a very significant and large part of our business, especially for our Film & Electrolytics Business Group," stated Per Loof, KEMET's Chief Executive Officer. "Many of our F&E products are aligned with our industrial and automotive customers. With this in mind, I am pleased to announce the promotion of Andreas Meier to Vice President, EMEA Sales, reporting to Marc Kotelon, Senior Vice President, Global Sales. Andreas will also join KEMET's Leadership Team," continued Loof.
Andreas has over 14 years of experience with KEMET, having joined in January 1998. He served most recently as Vice President, Product Management, Film & Electrolytics Business Group. Andreas holds a degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Paderborn in Germany and has strong experience in the electronics, automotive and telecommunications industries.
"I have great confidence that Andreas will work well with our customers to advance KEMET's vision of being the most trusted partner for innovative component solutions," continued Loof. "We would like to extend our congratulations to Andreas on this well-deserved promotion."
Richard Curley, previous Vice President, EMEA Sales, will remain through the end of this calendar year to provide continuity and a smooth transition for Andreas and KEMET's customers. "I would like to thank Richard for his many contributions to KEMET over the past 18 years and wish him the very best as he pursues other opportunities in 2013," stated Loof.
Furthermore, the company announced that the European and Global Sales headquarters, now based in Geneva, Switzerland will relocate to the Munich, Germany area (Landsberg) over the course of the next 4-5 months.
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Dean W. Dimke
Senior Director, Marketing Communications and Investor Relations