Benchmark Electronics 8-K 2006
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 6, 2006
BENCHMARK ELECTRONICS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (979) 849-6550
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On September 8, 2006, Benchmark Electronics, Inc. (the Company) issued a press release announcing the appointment of Michael R. Dawson to the Board of Directors of the Company effective September 6, 2006 to serve as an independent director. Mr. Dawson is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of GlobalSantaFe Corporation, an offshore oil and gas drilling contractor. Previously, he served as Vice President and Controller and as Vice President and Treasurer for GlobalSantaFe. Prior to November 2001, Mr. Dawson served as Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications for Global Marine, Inc. A Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Dawson joined Global Marine in 1999 after 16 years with Union Texas Petroleum Holdings, where he served as Director of Acquisitions and Portfolio Management, Director of Investor Relations and in numerous financial management positions in the Controllers organization. Mr. Dawson began his career at Shell Oil Company in 1975. Mr. Dawson holds a B.B.A. degree from the University of Iowa.
The press release announcing the appointment of Mr. Dawson is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.