Cherokee Announces Resignation of Pat Patel

July 15, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

Cherokee International LLC (Tustin, CA), a manufacturer of switch-mode power supplies, announced that Pat Patel will be stepping down as non-executive Chairman of the Board effective July 22, 2004. Patel retired as CEO of the company in 2001 with the hiring of current CEO Jeff Frank. Patel will continue to be available as a consultant to the company.

Patel will be replaced as Chairman of the Board on an interim basis by Ian Schapiro, a current director of the company. Schapiro will lead a sub-committee of the Board in search for a permanent replacement, expected to be named before the end of the year.