Murata Electronics NA appoints new CEO

Smyrna, Ga. — Murata Electronics North America, Inc. (MENA) has appointed David M. Kirk as president, chief executive officer (CEO), and a director of MENA effective April 1, 2011. Kirk has more than 27 years of engineering, marketing and management experience in the electronics industry.

Before joining Murata Electronics North America, Kirk held the position of president, CEO, and a director of RF Monolithics, Inc. Prior to that, he spent fourteen years with Murata Electronics North America where he held positions ranging from product management of various product lines to director of marketing for North America.

Kirk succeeds Satoshi Sonoda, who will continue his assignment at MENA for a couple of months to help with the transition.

Kirk will be based out of Murata’s corporate offices in Smyrna, Georgia.