Integrated Communications Management
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A. EUGENE SAPP, JR. NAMED TO VETTE CORP. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
NEWEST MEMBER FORMER CO-CHAIRMAN OF SANMINA-SCI
Manchester, NH - March 1, 2005, - Vette Corp., a global provider of thermal management
solutions, today named former SCI Systems CEO and Chairman A. Eugene Sapp, Jr. to its board
of directors. "We are excited to have Gene join the board because of his leadership on important
issues impacting electronics manufacturing," said George Dannecker, Vette Corp. CEO and
president. "He brings to Vette a proven track record in electronics and global manufacturing
management. Gene's knowledge and expertise will be a great asset to the Vette board."
"Vette Corp. is an exciting company that will help change how the electronics industry sources its
components," Sapp said. "As a member of the Vette board, I look forward to contributing to the
company's mission of providing electronics OEMs the broadest solution-set of leading edge
thermal solutions at the lowest landed cost to their global supply chains."
Sapp serves on several corporate boards of directors, including Sanmina-SCI and Artesyn
Technologies. Sapp was named president and COO of SCI Systems in 1981. He served as
chairman and CEO of SCI Systems from July of 2000 until December of 2001 when he became
co-chairman of Sanmina-SCI, a position he held until his retirement in December of 2003. From
the time Sapp became president of SCI Systems in 1981 to the merger of Sanmina-SCI, SCI
Systems' revenues grew from $59 million to a run rate approaching $10.0 billion annually.
Originally from North Carolina, Sapp received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Georgia
Institute of Technology and an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of
About Vette Corp.
Vette Corp. is a global thermal management solutions provider specializing in solving thermal
challenges for the leading OEMs in both the computer and industrial electronics industries. As
electronic systems increase in functionality and complexity, heat-related factors have a greater
impact on product development cost and time-to-market. Vette maintains a growing IP portfolio;
design and applications engineering in Asia and North America; extensive Asian manufacturing
and a customer list of blue-chip electronics manufacturers.
Vette's CEO, George Dannecker, was formerly president of Aavid Thermal Technologies. Ron
Borelli, chairman of Vette's board of directors, served as Aavid Thermal's CEO and chairman.
Together, Dannecker and Borelli built Aavid Thermal into the world's largest and most profitable
heat sink company, bringing the venture from $35 million to more than $300 million in revenues
in less than six years. With high-volume, Asian-based heatsink and fan manufacturing coupled
with advanced applications and design teams, Vette Corp. offers their global customers the lowestcost,
highest-quality solutions for their most complex thermal problems. For more information,
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