William J. Edwards Promoted to Executive Vice President and CFO, Kyocera International, Inc.
SAN DIEGO -- April 16, 2010 -- Kyocera International, Inc. today announced the promotion of William J. Edwards from Vice President and Treasurer to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective April 1, 2010.
Mr. Edwards joined Kyocera in 1984. His 26-year career with the company has included steadily expanding responsibilities in the financial, accounting and administrative management of Kyocera’s North American operations. He will continue to report to Kyocera International, Inc. President John S. Rigby.
San Diego-based Kyocera International, Inc., the North American headquarters for Kyocera Corporation, is a holding company for five wholly owned subsidiaries in the U.S. and one in Mexico.
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 telecommunications equipment, office document equipment, solar power generating systems, semiconductor packages, electronic components, cutting tools and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2009, the company's net sales totaled 1.13 trillion yen (approximately US$11.5 billion). Kyocera marked its 50th anniversary in 2009, and the 40th anniversary of its U.S. operations. It is ranked #418 on Forbes magazine's 2009 "Global 2000" listing of the world's largest publicly traded companies.
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