MALVERN, Pa., Feb. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., (NYSE:VSH), one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components, announced the appointment, effective February 23, 2017, of a new independent member to its Board of Directors, Mr. Raanan Zilberman.

Marc Zandman, Executive Chairman and Chief Business Development Officer, said of the appointment, “We are thrilled to have Raanan join the Board. He will offer significant business experience to our Board, particularly in light of his leadership experience as CEO of several organizations with international operations and reach. Raanan also brings to the Board familiarity with the Vishay organization from his tenure, through 2004, as President of Vishay Transducers business following Vishay’s acquisition of Tedea Huntleigh. We look forward to the benefits his expertise and insights will provide.”

Mr. Zilberman recently joined Caesarstone Ltd. (NASDAQ:CSTE), manufacturer of high quality engineered quartz surfaces, as its Chief Executive Officer; prior to that, and in addition to his experience at Vishay from 2002 to 2004, Mr. Zilberman served as CEO of Eden Springs, a Swiss-based leading provider of water & coffee services to European workplaces; CEO of Danone Springs, a joint venture between Danone, a global food company, and Eden Springs, with a European-wide water production and distribution footprint; CEO of Tedea Huntleigh, a company listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange engaged in the production and marketing of electromechanical sensors; and COO of Tadiran Appliances, a former subsidiary of Carrier and United Technologies, which manufactures air conditioners and refrigerators. Mr. Zilberman holds a B.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering from Ben Gurion University, Israel and an executive M.B.A. from the Recanati Business School at Tel Aviv University, Israel.

About Vishay

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay's product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and “one-stop shop” service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at

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Peter Henrici
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