It is with great sadness that the Analog Devices family mourns the loss of Jerry Fishman, our CEO, long-time colleague, and eternal friend. It is a great loss for all of us here at ADI.
Anyone who ever met Jerry felt his impact. He was a great leader who was respected throughout the company and the industry for his drive, determination, and accomplishments.
Jerry was born in 1945 and grew up in Flushing, NY. He graduated from the City College of New York with a BSEE degree. He went on to earn an MSEE degree from Northeastern University, an MBA from Boston University, and Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk Law School. In 2009, he received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Brown University.
Jerry joined Analog Devices in 1971 in product marketing. His responsibilities and his contributions expanded quickly as he rose through the ranks of the company, and in 1991 he was named President and Chief Operating Officer. In 1996, he was named President and Chief Executive Officer.
Jerry’s contributions to ADI and the industry were recognized throughout his career. In 2004, Jerry was named "CEO of the Year" by Electronics Business magazine. This award singled out that chief executive who demonstrated an outstanding business sense, a passion for the job, unquestionable integrity and ethics and who commanded the respect of his peers.
"Jerry not only developed enormous respect both inside and outside the company as one of our industry's greatest leaders, but also for those like me who knew him well, he engendered a sense of affection and loyalty through his candor, openness, and integrity and through his unique sense of humor. While Jerry was extraordinarily passionate about his work and ADI, his greatest pride was his family and our thoughts and prayers are with them. We shall miss Jerry deeply," said Company Founder and Chairman of the Board Ray Stata.