Analog Devices Grieves Sudden Passing of Jerry Fishman, Chief Executive
NORWOOD, Mass. -- March 29, 2013
Analog Devices Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI), with great sadness, announced today that
Jerald G. Fishman passed away suddenly from an apparent heart attack yesterday
evening. Mr. Fishman was 67 years old.
“This is a terrible loss for me personally and for all of us here at ADI,”
said Ray Stata, Chairman of the Board. “Jerry dedicated his entire career to
building ADI into a great company—one of which we all are enormously proud.
Jerry’s commitment to ADI occupied a central part of his life and his passion
for success was infectious. 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 humor. While Jerry was extraordinarily passionate about his work and
ADI, his greatest pride was his family and our thoughts are with them at this
time. We shall miss Jerry deeply.”
Jerry was born in 1945 and grew up in Flushing, NY. He graduated from the City
College of New York with a BSEE degree. He went on to earn an MSEE degree from
Northeastern University, an MBA from Boston University, and Juris Doctor
degree from Suffolk Law School.
Jerry joined Analog Devices in 1971 in product marketing. His responsibilities
and his contributions expanded quickly as he rose through the ranks of the
company, and in 1991 he was named President and Chief Operating Officer. In
1996, he was named President and Chief Executive Officer. Jerry’s
contributions to ADI and the industry were recognized throughout his career.
In accordance with the Company’s bylaws, ADI’s President Vincent Roche has
been appointed Chief Executive Officer on an interim basis by ADI’s Board of
“Vince, together with the leadership team Jerry put in place, know the company
well and know what they have to do to continue the company’s success,” said
Analog Devices Inc.
Maria Tagliaferro, 781-461-3282
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