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Murata Electronics promotes four executive-level managers.

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 14, 1995--Murata Electronics North America Inc., the world's leading manufacturer of passive electronic components for the telecommunications, automotive and computer industries, Tuesday announced that it has reorganized and expanded its management team by promoting Jack Driscoll to executive vice president, Christopher G. Conlin to vice president of marketing, Graydon J. Pfeiffer to vice president of sales, and John F. Denslinger to vice president of manufacturing.

Tom Yamamoto, president of Murata Electronics North America, said, "The restructuring reflects the strong growth that Murata has attained across all product lines, with particular strength in surface mount and functional device products."

Jack Driscoll, who has led the marketing and sales effort for the past 15 years as senior vice president, marketing and sales, has been named to the newly created position of executive vice president. He will be responsible for the direction of corporate policy and strategy.

Before joining Murata, he was general manager of worldwide marketing for Sprague Electronics Company, where he held a number of sales and marketing positions. Driscoll is a graduate of Boston College and attended the Northeastern University Graduate School of Business.

He is a member of the Board of Governors for the Electronics Industry Association and a member of the Operating Committee for the Electronic Technology and Components Conference.

Christopher G. Conlin has been named vice president of marketing. Previously general manager of marketing, he will oversee the management and development of marketing activities for the company. Since joining Murata in 1980, Conlin has held the positions of general manager for Murata's Georgia division, national marketing manager and product manager.

He is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University in N.J. with a degree in structural engineering and also holds an M.B.A. degree from Emory University in Atlanta.

Graydon J. Pfeiffer has been named vice president of sales. He will oversee and direct all sales and distribution efforts for the company. Since joining Murata in 1988, he has held several senior sales positions, including general manager of distribution operations. Prior to joining Murata, Pfeiffer was vice president of marketing for Diplomat Electronics, an electronics distribution company. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the electronics industry. He attended Harbor College in Los Angeles.

John F. Denslinger has been named vice president of manufacturing, State College, Penn. division. He will manage and oversee the growth and development of Murata's State College facility, which includes the manufacturing of surface-mount ceramic capacitors, application-specific ceramics, circuit modules, crystal oscillators and microwave products.

He was previously general manager of manufacturing and plant engineering manager. He joined Murata in 1978 as an industrial engineering manager. Before joining Murata, he was with Singer Corp. He holds a degree in industrial management from Gannon College.

Murata is one of the world's largest manufacturers of fixed and variable ceramic capacitors, offering a complete line of passive electronic components, including potentiometers, piezo alarms, resistor networks, posistors, piezoelectric ceramic filters and ceramic resonators, oscillators, custom circuit modules, microwave-related products and more. The company celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Murata Electronics North America is located at 2200 Lake Park Drive, Smyrna, Ga. 30080. For more information, call 404/436-1300.

CONTACT: Murata Electronics, Atlanta

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