Classen retires from NXP -

Classen retires from NXP

LONDON — Theo Claasen, executive vice president responsible for business development at NXP, will retire from the company on July 31 while Hein van der Zeeuw, executive vice president, responsible for operations resigned on July 7 and will leave the company October 1.

Both Hein and Theo will relinquish their roles on NXP’s board of management and executive management team. Hein will act as an advisor to NXP until he leaves.

“I am grateful that Theo was prepared to stay three years beyond his original planned retirement in 2005 to help create the new company,” said Frans van Houten, NXP's chief executive officer.

Mark Hamersma, currently head of strategy, will assume Claasen’s responsibility for business development and strategy at NXP. Chris Belden, currently responsible for global manufacturing, is appointed as senior vice president Ooperations. Both will become members of the executive management team reporting to van Houten.

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