Bel announces new leadership for Power, Connectivity businesses

May 27, 2015
New presidents for Bel Power Solutions and Bel Connectivity Solutions have been appointed.

Bel Fuse Inc. (NASDAQ: BELFA; BELFB) formally announced the promotions of Dennis Ackerman to President of Bel Power Solutions, and Peter Bittner to President of Bel Connectivity Solutions.

Daniel Bernstein, Bel's president and CEO, commented, "Bel is fortunate to have two such talented and dedicated executives to take charge of our Power Solutions and Connectivity Solutions businesses, during this period of rapid growth for our company. These well-earned promotions reflect the significant contributions Dennis and Pete have made to the success of Bel's growth strategy."

Dennis Ackerman, 52 years old, joined Bel in 1986 and has held the positions of Customer Service Manager, Sales Manager, Purchasing Manager and Operations Manager. In 2001, he was named Bel's Vice President of Operations. In addition, Mr. Ackerman is currently a director of Dongguan Transpower Electric Products Company Limited. Mr. Ackerman has an MBA degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Bel's CEO Bernstein said, "Dennis Ackerman has guided the recent development and integration of our Power business, most significantly since our acquisition of Power One last year. Under Dennis's leadership, Bel Power is reestablishing itself in key markets, and has dramatically improved the quality, service and delivery performance of our manufacturing facilities in China in just the past few months. Our customers are responding positively to the gains Dennis has helped achieve. With Dennis at the helm, we see a bright future for Bel Power Solutions."

Peter Bittner, 45 years old, began his career in 1991 at Stewart Connector Systems. He joined Insilco Technologies, Stewart Connector's parent company, in 1999, serving as Industry Marketing Manager. Following Insilco's acquisition by Bel in 2003, Mr. Bittner was named General Manager of Stewart Connector. Later, Mr. Bittner assumed responsibility for the acquired Cinch Connector business and the acquired Gigacom Interconnect, Array Connector and Fibreco businesses. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.

Bernstein noted, "Pete Bittner played an indispensable role in the restructuring of our Cinch Connectors business in the United States, as well as the integration of its sales and marketing team into our global Connectivity Solutions business, formerly Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions, which we also acquired last year. We are confident that Pete will continue to excel with his expanded responsibilities at Bel Connectivity Solutions."

Bel designs, manufactures and markets a broad array of products that power, protect and connect electronic circuits. Bel's product groups include Magnetic Solutions (integrated connector modules, power transformers, power inductors and discrete components), Power Solutions and Protection (front-end, board-mount and industrial power products, module products and circuit protection), and Connectivity Solutions (expanded beam fiber optic, copper-based, RF and RJ connectors and cable assemblies). These products are primarily used in the networking, telecommunications, computing, military, aerospace, transportation and broadcasting industries.

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