Yesterday, International Rectifier announced the resignation of Dr. Alex Lidow as chief executive officer (CEO) and as a director, effective immediately. Don Dancer continues as International Rectifier's acting chief executive officer, a position he has held since August 28.
The board of directors has engaged Korn/Ferry International to conduct a search for Dr. Lidow's permanent replacement. The search is being led by Dr. James Plummer, chairman of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.
Don Dancer, International Rectifier's acting CEO, said, "We want to thank Alex for his contributions to the company. During his tenure, he led the pioneering power MOSFET technology, which drove the adoption of power management across broader end use applications. His focus on power management helped to solidify International Rectifier as a leader in the industry. Alex has also encouraged the next generation of technology professionals who will continue to create and provide our customers with innovative products."
"I have appreciated the opportunity to serve International Rectifier as a director and CEO the last 12 years," said Dr. Lidow. "International Rectifier and the power management industry have a bright future, and I believe the company will continue to deliver enormous value to the companies it serves and end-users by helping to reduce global energy consumption and improving energy efficiency."