Arthur Buckland to President and Chief Operating Officer

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Richardson Electronics Ltd. has appointed Arthur Buckland as president, chief operating officer, and board member, the company said.     
    
Prior to joining Richardson Electronics, Buckland was awarded the "Entrepreneur of the Year" from NASDAQ, E &Y and others for his role as chairman, CEO and president of Clare Inc. from 1993 to 2001. Additionally, as president of LEX Electronics, Buckland grew the $980 million global electronics distributor to a $1.2 billion run rate in six months, during a down market.

Bruce Johnson, current president and COO, has announced his retirement but will continue as president emeritus and director of Richardson Electronics.