Richardson Electronics, Ltd. (NASDAQ: RELL), a global provider of engineered and distributed solutions for the RF, microwave and display markets, announces the hiring of Daniel S. Nickolai as Vice President of Manufacturing. Mr. Nickolai will be responsible for strengthening Richardson Electronics’ manufacturing capabilities and positioning the Company for future growth. In March 2011, Richardson Electronics sold its RF and Wireless division to Arrow Electronics with the intent of re-focusing the company around value added products, service and support. ”We’ve always grown by listening to our customers and providing solutions that meet their unique requirements. Dan joins the Company with a proven track record for improving quality and efficiency in companies that have a similar culture and manufacturing capabilities,” said Edward J. Richardson, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and President. “I am confident that he will be able to capitalize on and improve our existing manufacturing resources which enable us to engineer and produce world class RF and microwave components and subassemblies, electron tubes and vacuum devices, and leverage this strength to other technologies we acquire in the future.” Mr. Nickolai brings over 30 years of manufacturing expertise to his new position with experience in implementing LEAN manufacturing, utilizing Kaizen events and creating cell and virtual cell manufacturing environments. Richardson Electronics, Ltd. is a leading global provider of engineered solutions, power grid and microwave tubes and related consumables, and customized display solutions serving customers in the RF and microwave communications, military, marine, aviation, industrial, scientific and medical markets. Utilizing its core engineering and manufacturing capabilities, the Company’s strategy is to provide specialized technical expertise and “engineered solutions.” The Company provides solutions and adds value through design-in support, systems integration, prototype design and manufacturing, testing, logistics, and aftermarket technical service and repair. More information is available online at www.rell.com. Richardson Electronics common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol RELL.