KEMET's SVP-HR Named to HRPS Board of Directors

Sep 25, 2013, 16:05 ET from KEMET Corporation

GREENVILLE, S.C., Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, today announced that Dr. Richard Vosburgh, KEMET's Senior Vice President–Human Resources, was recently voted to the Board of Directors of HR People & Strategy (HRPS) as Vice-Chairperson (in succession to become Chairman of the Board).  HRPS is a 36 year old global professional society with membership exclusive to Chief HR Officers, VPs, Directors and other top HR executives. 

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KEMET's CEO Per Loof commented, "This is one more great example of many I could point to where our executives hold influential positions in their professional and technical societies.  KEMET is proud to be able to contribute as key people volunteer their time for the betterment of their profession."

Dr. Vosburgh stated, "I've been involved with HRPS most of my professional life.  For five years I volunteered as the Executive Editor for the Quarterly journal HR People & Strategy; co-chaired an annual Global Conference; and once before served on the Board of Directors.  This is an important time for HRPS and the development of HR as a profession and I hope I can make a contribution and at the same time get KEMET some recognition."

On July 10, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and HRPS announced that they have formed a new strategic affiliation to better meet the needs of HR professionals at every stage of their career.

"SHRM's global community of over 260,000 HR professionals and resources combined with HRPS's exclusive community of HR executives will bring greater unity within the HR profession," said SHRM President and CEO Hank Jackson. "As a result, together we will be better positioned to impact the practice of human resource management for business results globally, as well as deliver high-quality programming and services to all HR professionals no matter where they are in their career."

"Today marks a major milestone for HRPS," said Kevin Rubens, HRPS board chair. "This new affiliation with SHRM will provide HRPS with access to the professionals, resources and platform we need to advance our mission and create a stronger HR community. Together with SHRM, we can better influence the development and impact of human resources as a profession."


KEMET Corporation is a leading global supplier of electronic components. We offer our customers the broadest selection of capacitor technologies in the industry across all dielectrics, along with an expanding range of electromechanical devices, electromagnetic compatibility solutions and supercapacitors. Our vision is to be the preferred supplier of electronic component solutions demanding the highest standards of quality, delivery and service. KEMET's common stock is listed on the NYSE under the symbol "KEM." Additional information about KEMET can be found at

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