Jim Good Named President of Kyocera Tycom Corp.
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
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.