James Kelly Promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of KYOCERA Wireless Corp.
SAN DIEGO -- Dec. 16, 2004 -- Kyocera Wireless Corp. today announced the promotion of James Kelly, formerly vice president of engineering, to executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective January 1, 2005.
In his new role, Kelly will be responsible for Kyocera Wireless Corp.'s engineering, product management and operations.
He will continue to report directly to Tsuyoshi Mano, president of Kyocera Wireless Corp., who will concentrate on the company's sales, marketing, and business development activities.
"Jim's strong leadership, creativity, discipline and process orientation are qualities that will help drive the streamlining and unification of our business processes," Mano stated. "Under Jim's direction and coordination, we intend to strengthen our ability to meet customer requirements and enhance the operational effectiveness of our enterprise."
This organizational change will allow Kyocera Wireless Corp. to aggressively pursue the global integration of its business with that of the Mobile Communications Equipment Group of Kyocera Corporation, the group's global parent.
Kelly joined the company in January 2003.
Kyocera Wireless Corp. (http://www.kyocera-wireless.com) is a leading supplier of innovative, feature-rich CDMA wireless devices and accessories for customers worldwide. The company maintains an operating belief in the genius of simplicity and strives to make the wireless experience as simple and intuitive as humanly possible. Based in San Diego, Kyocera Wireless Corp. is ISO-14001 and ISO-9001 certified, and has won city, state and federal awards for its environmentally friendly manufacturing and recycling practices. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera International Inc., the group's North American headquarters and holding company, which acquired QUALCOMM Incorporated's CDMA consumer wireless phone business in February 2000.
Kyocera Corporation, the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of advanced ceramics. By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages, electronic components, cameras, laser printers, copiers, solar energy systems and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2004, Kyocera Corporation's consolidated net sales totaled approximately US$11 billion (JP 1,140,814 Yen million) with net income of approximately US$655 million (JP 68,086 Yen million).
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KYOCERA Wireless Corp.
John Chier, 858-882-3543