Norwood chipmaker Analog Devices Inc. announced the appointment of Vincent Roche as president and chief executive, effective immediately.
Roche was appointed company president in 2012 and has served as interim CEO since March 29 following the unexpected death of company chief executive Jerald G. Fishman, the company said in a press release.
Analog Devices sometimes refers to itself as ADI.
In a statement, company cofounder and chairman Ray Stata said: “Vince’s long tenure and his deep understanding of our technology, customers, and markets will serve ADI well as we continue to execute on the strategic plan which Vince played a major role in shaping. I’m confident that Vince will continue the record of success in which all ADI employees take great pride.’’
Roche, 53, joined the company in 1988. Over his nearly 25-year career at ADI, he has served in key leadership positions including worldwide sales, strategic marketing, and product management.
Roche said in a statement, “I am honored to take the helm of this great company and privileged to follow in Ray Stata’s and Jerry Fishman’s footsteps as president and CEO.’’