In 1956, Dr. Zandman moved to the United States and began working for Tatnall Measuring Systems, a division of the Budd Company of Philadelphia, as director of basic research. During this time he developed PhotoStress® measurement instruments and revolutionary, temperature-resistant foil resistors, which enable manufacturers of a wide assortment of precision electronics products to enhance their performance. When Tatnall declined to market his high-end resistors, Dr. Zandman, with financial support from his uncle Alfred P. Slaner, founded Vishay. The Vishay name, after which Vishay Intertechnology and Vishay Precision Group were named, is the name of the village in Lithuania where relatives of Dr. Zandman perished during the Holocaust.Dr. Zandman published numerous scientific papers, three textbooks, and an autobiography (“Never the Last Journey”) and held over 70 patents. He won numerous awards including the Best Strategic Investor Award from the Israel Manufacturers Association (awarded by the President of Israel); the Legion of Honor, France (awarded by the President of the Republic of France); the Order of Merit for Research and Invention (France); the Franklin Institute Medal for Science (USA); the Electronic Industries Alliance Medal of Honor (presented at a ceremony attended by the President of the United States); and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Electronic Distributors Association. He was awarded the title of Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Beer Sheva (Israel) and from the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion). In 1994, Dr. Zandman also became a citizen of the State of Israel. Dr. Zandman is survived by his wife Mrs. Ruta Zandman; his children, Dr. Gisele Zandman Goddard and her husband Eli, Mrs. Ariele Zandman Klausner and her husband Steven, and Mr. Marc Zandman and his wife Orit; and nine grandchildren. About Vishay Precision Group Vishay Precision Group produces sensors based on resistive foil technology, and sensor-based systems. VPG provides vertically integrated products and solutions for multiple growing markets in the areas of stress, force, weight, and pressure measurements. As a spin-off from Vishay Intertechnology, the Company has a decades-long track record of innovation in foil precision resistors, current sensors, and strain gages, which serves as a foundation for its more recent expansion into strain gage instrumentation, load cells and transducers, weighing modules, and complete systems for process control and on-board weighing. Vishay Precision Group may be found on the internet at www.vishaypg.com.