Ceramic Industry

Kyocera Announces Executive Promotions

March 20, 2001
Kyocera International, Inc. (KII) recently announced two executive promotions, which will become effective April 1, 2001, at Vancouver, Wash.-based Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corp. (KICC). Robert Osmun, who joined Kyocera in 1974 and currently serves as president of KICC, will be promoted to chairman of that company's board of directors. John Rigby, who joined Kyocera in 1981 and currently serves as executive vice president of KICC, will be promoted to president of that company. Both promotions are intended to provide a smooth leadership transition in preparation for Osmun's scheduled retirement in July 2002.

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