Benchmark Electronics appoints president, CEO
Mr. Tufano, who joined the Company's Board of Directors in February 2016, brings broad experience to his new role, having spent over 35 years in the technology and telecommunications industries, most recently serving as Chief Financial Officer of the Alcatel-Lucent Group, a telecommunications company, from 2008 through 2013, where he also served as Chief Operating Officer from 2012-2013.
Previously, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Solectron Corporation, an electronics manufacturing services company, where he also served as Interim Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to Solectron, Mr. Tufano served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Maxtor Corporation, a manufacturer of computer hard disk drives, having served previously as Chief Operating Officer and as Chief Financial Officer.
Before joining Maxtor, he held management positions in finance and operations at IBM.
Mr. Tufano will remain on the Company's Board of Directors as a non-independent member.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from St. John's University and a Masters of Business Administration degree in Finance, Accounting and International Business from Columbia University.
He is replacing Gayla J. Delly who has resigned from her positions as President, Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors to pursue other interests. ■