December 13, 2006 -- Amphenol Corp. announced that it has promoted R. Adam Norwitt to the newly created position of president and chief operating officer, effective January 1, 2007.
"I am extremely pleased that Adam has accepted the challenges of this appointment," comments Martin H. Loeffler, chairman and CEO of Amphenol. "The creation of the new office of president and chief operating officer is consistent with our continuing efforts to further develop and strengthen the management foundation of our organization as Amphenol continues to grow in size and profitability. In his new role Adam will act under my direction and will focus on enhancing Amphenol's growth in new technologies and new markets. Adam will also be assuming an active role in the further strengthening and expansion of our existing business, particularly in international markets.
Loeffler continues, "Adam has a broad international outlook. He has lived and worked in Europe and Asia during much of his career. Throughout that time he has shown that he is a team builder with a deep understanding of Amphenol's culture of high performance and its collaborative entrepreneurial structure. These strengths have been important contributors to Amphenol's consistent industry leading growth and profitability. I look forward to working with Adam in his new role, and with the entire Amphenol senior management team, to continue to capitalize on the opportunities presently before us and enhance our track record of outstanding performance."
According to a press release, Norwitt, aged 37, has held a variety of management, business development and operating positions in Amphenol operations in Asia and the United States, since joining Amphenol in 1998. He currently serves as a senior vice president of the company, and group general manager of Amphenol's worldwide RF and microwave products operations. Norwitt is a graduate of Georgetown University, has a law degree from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from INSEAD, France.
Amphenol Corp. is a main global producer of electronic and fiber-optic connectors, cable and interconnect systems. The company's products are engineered and manufactured in the Americas, Asia and Europe and sold by a worldwide sales and marketing organization. The company serves segments of the interconnect market including: military, commercial aerospace, automotive, broadband communication, industrial, information technology and data communications equipment, mobile devices and wireless infrastructure.
For more information, visit the company's Web site, www.amphenol.com.