2/11/2003 - Actel Corporation (Nasdaq: ACTL) announced the appointment of Hank Perret to its board of directors. Perret, chief financial officer (CFO) and general manager of the Voice Network Access product line at Legerity, Inc., brings more than 25 years of financial management experience within the semiconductor industry to Actel's board of directors. Before joining Legerity, Perret was vice president of finance and administration and CFO at Actel, where he managed the company's finances and directed investor relations, information technology, facilities and purchasing.
"With more than a quarter century of financial management experience, we believe Hank is a wonderful addition to Actel's board of directors, where he can again play an important role in Actel's success," said John East, president and CEO of Actel. "Indeed, Hank's experience and skills make him eminently qualified to serve as Actel's Audit Committee financial expert and his intimate knowledge of Actel and its core technologies permit him to hit the ground running."
"I spent nearly six years at Actel and have always regarded the company as a key player in the FPGA industry," said Perret. "I am honored to be selected as a board member and help guide the company as it continues to expand its presence worldwide."
At Legerity, Perret's responsibilities include overseeing the company's financial, information technology, legal and human resources operations, as well as managing both the marketing and engineering aspects of new products targeted for the VNA market. Prior to Legerity and Actel, Perret's work experience includes a variety of financial roles with Applied Materials and National Semiconductor. Perret holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a concentration in accounting, from San Jose State University.
Actel Corporation is a supplier of innovative programmable logic solutions, including field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) based on antifuse and flash technologies, high-performance intellectual property (IP) cores, software development tools and design services, targeted for the high-speed communications, application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) replacement and radiation-tolerant markets. Founded in 1985, Actel employs approximately 500 people worldwide. The Company is traded on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol ACTL and is headquartered at 955 East Arques Avenue, Sunnyvale, Calif., 94086-4533. Telephone: 888-99-ACTEL (992-2835). Internet: http://www.actel.com.
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