Interlink Electronics, Inc. Announces the Hiring of a VP of Operations Based in Shenzhen, China and the Departure of Howard D. Goldberg, Ph.D.
Sep 17, 2014
OTC Disclosure News Service
Interlink Electronics, Inc. (OTC: LINK), is a global leader in sensor
and human-machine interface technologies (“Interlink”). Interlink
continues to make progress in its transition from an FSR (Force Sensor
Resistor) company to a HMI (Human Machine Interface) company. In light
of our growth in the Asia Pacific Region, as evidenced by the continued
expansion of our manufacturing facility in Shenzhen, China through the
hiring additional employees and the launch of Interlink’s Global RD
center in Singapore, Interlink’s Board of Directors has determined that
it is important to hire an experienced operations manager, based in
Shenzhen, to oversee and work closely with our Shenzhen manufacturing
team. We are pleased to announce that John Sirbu, an operations veteran,
has agreed to join of the Interlink team as Interim VP Operations, based
in Shenzhen, China, starting on October 13, 2014. Mr. Sirbu brings with
him over 20 years in executive leadership and manufacturing experience
with leading Japanese, European and American companies.
“Interlink’s growth in APAC region and the expansion of our
manufacturing efforts in Shenzhen, China, require local executive
leadership. I believe that Mr. Sirbu’s extensive experience will greatly
benefit the operations of Interlink’s Shenzhen manufacturing facility as
well as the growth of our business in the APAC region,” stated Steven N.
Bronson, Interlink’s Chairman and CEO.
Based on Interlink’s current and future expansion of operations in the
APAC Region, it has been determined that Howard D. Goldberg, Ph.D. will
be leaving Interlink effective September 30, 2014. Steven N. Bronson,
our Chairman and CEO shall assume the title and responsibilities of
President of Interlink effective October 1, 2014.
“We truly wish Howard all the best with his future endeavors and are
grateful to him for his contributions to Interlink during his tenure,”
stated Mr. Bronson. “I believe strongly in Interlink’s future and look
forward to working closely with the Interlink team and to drive our
business to the next level,” continued Mr. Bronson.
About Interlink Electronics, Inc.
Interlink Electronics is a world-leading trusted advisor and technology
partner in the advancing world of human-machine interface and sensor
technologies. Interlink Electronics has led the printed electronics
industry in its commercialization of its patented Force-Sensing Resistor
(FSR®) technology, which has enabled rugged and reliable human-machine
interface (“HMI”) solutions. For over 29 years, Interlink Electronics’
solutions have focused on handheld user input, menu navigation, cursor
control, and other intuitive interface technologies for the world’s top
electronics manufacturers. Interlink Electronics has a proven track
record of supplying human-machine interface solutions for
mission-critical applications in a wide range of markets, including, but
not limited to, consumer electronics, automotive, industrial, and
medical devices. Interlink Electronics serves a world-class
customer-base from its corporate headquarters in Camarillo, California
(greater Los Angeles area), manufacturing facility in Shenzhen, China,
distribution and warehouse facility in Hong Kong, global RD office in
Singapore, global sales office in the United Kingdom, and sales office
in Japan. For more information, please see our website at: http://www.interlinkelectronics.com.
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in internal controls over financial reporting, continued availability of
raw materials for our products at competitive prices, disruptions in our
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requirements applicable to our manufacturing operations, and customer
concentrations. The forward-looking statements contained in this release
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