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Schurter founder retires

Further management changes made


Schurter Inc., Santa Rosa CA, has announced the retirement of its founder Bruno H. Schurter, along with further senior management changes

Founded in 1982 in Petaluma CA, the firm will change management effective July 1, 2015. Bruno H. Schurter, president & CEO will retire after 33-years of heading up the privately held company, which is a subsidiary of Schurter Holding AG, founded in 1933 in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Diane Cupples, vice-president of marketing, will assume the position of Chairwoman of the Board, and Leonard Overholser, vice-president of sales, will take over as president & CEO. Cupples has been with the company since 1983, while Overholser has been with the firm for nearly 20 years.

Schurter is an eight time recipient of Sonoma County’s Best Places to Work and the average employee tenure is 15 years. The company manufactures circuit protection, connectors, switches and EMC products to the electronic and electrical industries worldwide.