AVX Promotes John Gilbertson to CEO

January 04, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

AVX Corp. (Myrtle Beach, SC) has named John S. Gilbertson the company's new CEO effective July 25, 2001. He will be replacing Benedict P. Rosen, who will remain AVX's chairman.

Gilbertson joined the company in January 1981, and has served in various management assignments since then. He was elected COO in 1994 and president in 1997. He has been the operational head of the company since 1994, instrumental in the strategic planning and global growth of the company since the late 1980's.

In addition, Gilbertson has been an AVX board member since AVX first became a public company in 1995. He is also a managing director of Kyocera Corp., AVX's major shareholder.