Power-One Welcomes Bill Yeates as President and COOJanuary 18, 2000 by Jeff Shepard
Power-One Inc. (Camarillo, CA) recently announced that William (Bill) Yeates has joined the company as president and chief operating officer. According to the company, Yeates will have responsibility for all day-to-day operations of Power-One's three divisions.Prior to joining Power-One, Yeates was vice-president and general manager of Lucent Technologies' Titania Power Division (Austin, TX). Mr. Yeates' other experience includes Asia/Pacific regional managing director for the Lucent Power Systems Division, director of Network Systems Power Sales for Lucent North America, director of Lucent's Power Supplies Business Unit, and managing director of AT&T's Matamoros, Mexico facility."Bill's experience, technical education, and management style make him a perfect fit for Power-One," said Steve Goldman, Power-One's chairman of the board and CEO. "His knowledge of telecom systems, data communication and high density DC/DC converters will be a terrific asset for Power-One. With Bill's addition, Power-One has taken a large step forward in reaching its goal of being one of the leaders in the communications market, where we already have a majority of our business."Mr. Yeates commented, "I am delighted to accept this great opportunity. Power-One is a major player in the power conversion market. The company has a great product line backed by state-of-the-art technology and very talented people. The results of the company to date speak for themselves. Power-One has a lot to be proud of, and I look forward to contributing to further growth and penetration in new markets."