Jim Good Named President of Kyocera Tycom Corp.
COSTA MESA, CA ― APRIL 29, 2009 ― Kyocera International, Inc. announced today that Jim Good will be promoted to President of Kyocera Tycom Corporation from his current position, Vice President of Operations, effective May 1, 2009. Good, a 20-year veteran with the unit, assumes leadership responsibility from Kyocera Tycom Corp. CEO Scott Yardley, who co-founded the operation and helped lead its merger with Kyocera in 2001. Mr. Yardley has tendered his resignation to pursue other opportunities and is assisting in the transition.
Kyocera Tycom Corp. is the world’s premier manufacturer of carbide cutting tools for the printed circuit board industry and precision micro tool supplier to the medical, electronic, industrial, automotive and aerospace industries. It is also the U.S. distributor for Kyocera Advanced Ceramics cutlery and kitchen tools. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of San Diego, Calif.-based Kyocera International, Inc., the North American headquarters and holding company for Kyoto, Japan-based Kyocera Corporation.
Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO) (TOKYO:6971) (http://global.kyocera.com), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as “advanced ceramics”). By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of cutting tools, electronic components, semiconductor packages, industrial ceramics, solar power generating systems, document imaging systems and telecommunications equipment. For the year ended March 31, 2009, Kyocera Corporation recorded consolidated net sales of ¥1.13 trillion (about US$11.5 billion), with net income of ¥29.5 billion (about US$301 million). The company marks its 50th anniversary, and the 40th anniversary of its U.S. operations, in 2009.
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