Richardson Electronics Hires Jens Ruppert to Lead Canvys, Its Visual Technology Solutions Group

LaFox, IL, July 16, 2015: Richardson Electronics, Ltd. (NASDAQ: RELL), today announced it has hired Jens Ruppert, former Vice President and General Manager for NDS Surgical Imaging, as its Executive Vice President and General Manager of Canvys.  Canvys is the Company’s visual technology solutions group providing custom displays for medical and industrial original equipment manufacturers with operations in Marlborough, Massachusetts and Donaueschingen, Germany.

“We are pleased to have Jens join Richardson Electronics’ senior management team,” said Wendy Diddell, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development.  “Jens started his career as an engineer and worked his way up through sales, marketing and general management within the medical display and operating room equipment market.  He brings a high level of talent, customer relationships and credibility that will help Canvys achieve new levels of sales and operational success.”

Canvys works closely with OEMs to design display solutions that meet unique requirements. With its strong engineering and product management team, Canvys is able to select the best technology based on functionality, financial considerations and the anticipated life of a program ensuring changes are minimized and costs controlled.  Canvys has provided a wide range of display solutions for medical equipment, woodworking, retail, banking, transportation, government, air traffic control and other industrial applications on a global basis.  With operations in the US and Europe, and the strong backing and infrastructure of Richardson Electronics, Canvys is one of the few custom display providers that can serve its customers on global basis.

“I’m very excited to be part of Richardson Electronics and honored to be leading such a talented group at Canvys,” said Jens Ruppert.  “We will immediately begin exploring ways to increase our competitive advantage and provide added value to the customers we serve.”

About Richardson Electronics, Ltd.

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.

For Details Contact:                             

Wendy Diddell
EVP, Corporate Development
Phone:  630.208.2323