IRF » Topics » Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers

This excerpt taken from the IRF 8-K filed Oct 12, 2006.

Item 5.02.   Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers

Minoru Matsuda, a Class Three director, will not stand for re-election to the Board of Directors and, in order to provide for an orderly transition, has resigned as a member of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of International Rectifier Corporation (the “Company”) effective October 10, 2006. The Company thanks Mr. Matsuda for his valuable contributions to the Company over the past nine years and has given Mr. Matsuda director emeritus status, a result of which he will be paid a consulting fee during the next three years for continuing to provide his advice and support to the Company.




 

SIGNATURES

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.

Date: October 12, 2006

 

INTERNATIONAL RECTIFIER CORPORATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By

 

/s/ Donald R. Dancer

 

 

 

 

Name: Donald R. Dancer

 

 

 

 

Title:   Secretary and General Counsel

 



This excerpt taken from the IRF 8-K filed Oct 12, 2006.

Item 5.02.   Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers

On  October 11, 2006, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of International Rectifier Corporation (the “Company”) appointed Dr. Philip M. Neches to serve as a Class Three director of the Company. The Board has determined that Dr. Neches is “independent” as defined under the rules of the New York Stock Exchange and he has been appointed to the Board’s Audit and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committees.

Dr. Neches has more than 30 years of technology experience. He is Chairman of Foundation Ventures LLC, an investment bank serving information technology and life science companies. Previously, Dr. Neches was Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of AT&T’s Multimedia Products and Services Group and Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist at NCR. Dr. Neches was a founder of Teradata Corporation, which was acquired by NCR and AT&T in 1992. He is a Director of Evolving Systems, Inc. (EVOL), and a Trustee of the California Institute of Technology, where he earned his BS, MS and PhD degrees in computer science.

A copy of the press release announcing  the appointment of Dr. Neches is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein in its entirety by this reference.

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