Richardson Electronics Elects Robert J. Ben as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Richardson Electronics, Ltd. (NASDAQ: RELL) today announced the election of Robert (“Bob”) J. Ben as its Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary. He will report directly to Edward J. Richardson, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer.

“We are extremely pleased to have Bob join our senior management team. Bob’s work experience gives him the right blend of publicly traded company financial experience, international exposure, work ethic and attitude to be an immediate contributor to the Company,” said Mr. Richardson.
“We look forward to his participation in achieving the objectives set out in our growth strategy.” Mr. Ben spent the past 15 years with Cobra Electronics Corporation (“Cobra”) until its acquisition in 2014 by a private equity firm. Cobra is a designer and marketer of two-way mobile communications and mobile navigation products in the United States, Canada and Europe. Mr. Ben was most recently its Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary. Prior to joining Cobra, Mr. Ben worked for Ivex Packaging Corporation and Abbott Laboratories as well as KPMG in Mergers and Acquisitions and for Ernst & Young as an auditor.

Mr. Ben received an MBA in Finance and Economics from the University of Chicago in 1995, and earned h

is undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois in 1986. He received his certificate of public accountancy in 1986 and is a registered Certified Public Accountant in the state of Illinois . “Richardson Electronics is a distinguished company with a very rich history and I am looking forward to working with Ed Richardson and the entire team to implement its strategic growth plans,” commented Mr. Ben.


Richardson Electronics, Ltd. is a leading global provider of engineered solutions, power grid and microwave tubes and related consumables; power conversion and RF and microwave components; high value displays, flat panel detector solutions and replacement parts for diagnostic imaging equipment; and customized display solutions. We serve customers in the alternative energy, healthcare, aviation, broadcast, communications, industrial, marine, medical, military, scientific and semiconductor markets. The Company’s strategy is to provide specialized technical expertise and “engineered solutions” based on our core engineering and manufacturing capabilities. The Company provides solutions and adds value through design-in support, systems integration, prototype design and manufacturing, testing, logistics, and aftermarket technical service and repair through its global infrastructure. More information is available at

Richardson Electronics common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol RELL.