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Joel Smejkal

Joel Smejkal, President & Chief Executive Officer

Joel Smejkal was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and elected to the Vishay Board and to the Executive Committee, effective January 1, 2023. Mr. Smejkal has held various positions of increasing responsibility since joining Vishay in 1990 including Executive Vice President - Corporate Business Development (2020 - 2022), Executive Vice President and Business Head Passive Components (2017 - 2020) and Senior Vice President Global Distribution Sales (2012 - 2016). Mr. Smejkal's experience with Vishay includes worldwide and divisional leadership roles in engineering, marketing, operations and sales. He was a product developer of 18 U.S. Patents for the Power Metal Strip® resistor technology.