Erik Meijer Promoted to President, Bourns Electronics

Riverside, Calif., May 1, 2012 - Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that Erik Meijer has been promoted to the newly created position of President, Bourns Electronics. In his new role, Meijer will be responsible for overseeing the company's various business segments. Meijer will report to Bourns, Inc. President and Chief Operating Officer, John Halenda, who has announced that he will retire in March 2013.

"Erik has demonstrated exceptional leadership capabilities during his more than eleven years with Bourns. For example, under his guidance, the Circuit Protection Division has achieved 500 percent growth over the past 10 years," said Gordon Bourns, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bourns. "Bourns is on track for continued growth and innovation, and I am confident that Erik will bring his winning executive management skills to his expanded role as President, Bourns Electronics. The advance notice of John Halenda's plans to retire provides time for an orderly transition of responsibilities, and I would like to thank John for his many important contributions and successful service to Bourns."

Hired in 2000, Meijer has held progressively more responsible executive positions at Bourns. He previously served as Vice President and General Manager of Bourns' Circuit Protection Division for the past 10 years, and assumed the added responsibility of Vice President and General Manager of Bourns' Resistive Products Division last year. Meijer was also the architect and champion of Bourns' successful transition from a product-focused organization to a market solutions-directed company. A graduate of Lund University in Sweden, Meijer holds a PhD and an MSci degree in Engineering Physics.

About Bourns

Bourns, Inc., is a leading manufacturer and supplier of position and speed sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic components, microelectronic modules, panel controls and resistive products. Headquartered in Riverside, California, USA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, communications, non-critical life support medical (low/medium risk), audio and various other market segments. Additional company and product information is available at

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Agency Contact:
Annette Keller
Keller Communication
Company Contact:
David Scofield
Bourns, Inc.
(951) 781-5054
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