A 'much respected' CEO dies
Analog Devices announced at the weekend that company CEO Jerry Fishman passed away suddenly from an apparent heart attack. He was 67 years old.
Ray Stata, company chairman, summed up the feelings of those at the semiconductor company: “This is a terrible loss for me personally and for all of us here at ADI.”
“Jerry dedicated his entire career to building ADI into a great company, one of which we all are enormously proud,” said Stata.
Jerry Fishman was widely respected in the semiconductor industry.
“Jerry not only developed enormous respect both inside and outside the company as one of our industry’s greatest leaders, but also for those like me who knew him well, he engendered a sense of affection and loyalty through his candor, openness, and integrity and through his unique sense of humour,” said Stata.
“We shall miss Jerry deeply,” concluded Stata.
Jerry Fishman was CEO of Analog Devices for more than 12 years, and he had been with the company since 1971.
ADI’s president Vincent Roche has been appointed CEO on an interim basis.