Cherry Names Richard Johnson President of Cherry Electrical Products

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Cherry Corporation announces the appointment of Richard A. Johnson to the positions of President, Cherry Electrical Products Division and Vice President, Cherry Corporation. Johnson succeeds Robert Terwall, who announced in June his plans to depart.

Cherry Corporation announces the appointment of Richard A. Johnson to the positions of President, Cherry Electrical Products Division and Vice President, Cherry Corporation. Johnson succeeds Robert Terwall, who announced in June his plans to depart.

Cherry Electrical Products is the North American division of Cherry Corporation, with manufacturing operations in the U.S. and Mexico and responsibility for customers in North and South America and Australia. Johnson will lead the organization from the division headquarters in Pleasant Prairie, WI. He will report to Peter B. Cherry, Chairman and President of Cherry Corporation.

"We are pleased that Rick Johnson is joining us," said Mr. Cherry. "His technical background and past senior management positions coupled with international experience will be valuable in leading the division to future growth." He added, "I also wish to thank Bob Terwall for his many contributions during his 31 years with us, and wish him all the best in his new endeavors. He will be missed."

Johnson was recently President and CEO of Cubic Transportation Systems, and prior to that held senior positions at C&K Systems/Honeywell, including President and COO. He holds a BSEE and an MBA from the University of California, and an MSEE from Stanford University.

About Cherry Corporation

Cherry Corporation manufactures standard and custom electrical switches, sensors, electronic keyboards and controls for the worldwide automotive, computer and consumer/commercial markets. The company is headquartered in Pleasant Prairie, WI and has seven wholly owned subsidiaries in Germany, England, France, Czech Republic, China, Mexico and Australia. For more information, visit http://www.cherrycorp.com.

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847/590-1110

Company Contact:

Steve Hugener

Cherry Electrical Products, Inc.

262/942-6679

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