Markt & Technik Names Ferdinand Leicher 2022 Manager of the Year for Passive Components

In its eighth year, the Markt & Technik awards honor top performing managers with a history of success from seven industry categories

RIVERSIDE, Calif., June 7, 2022 - Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today announced that the company's Vice President EMEA Sales, Ferdinand Leicher, has been named as one of three Managers of the Year for Passive Components by the readers of Markt & Technik magazine in Germany. The annual awards, now in their eighth year, honor top performing managers from seven industry categories -- batteries/rechargeable batteries, electromechanics, embedded systems, semiconductors, passive components, supply chain and sustainability.

More than 7,000 readers of Markt & Technik cast their votes for the Manager of the Year Award this year, and the winners were announced on May 19 at the annual Markt & Technik 'Spitzentreffen' (high-level conference). Markt & Technik editors invite known successful managers from market-leading companies to submit their profiles to be considered for the award where there are typically 10 to 15 managers invited in each category.

"It is truly an honor just be nominated with such esteemed colleagues, so I am thrilled that my contributions and achievements in providing passive component leadership for Bourns have been recognized through this prestigious award," said Leicher.

"The fact that the readers of Markt & Technik are Bourns' customers demonstrates the significance this award has for the EMEA Bourns team. It illustrates that along with Ferdinand, we are doing the right things in delivering the highest quality products and superior customer service OEMs need to support their designs. On behalf of the Bourns organization, we wholeheartedly congratulate Ferdinand for this respected award," said James Harrington, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Bourns, Inc.

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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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