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Timothy E. Bixler, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, International Rectifier

Timothy E. Bixler joined International Rectifier (IR) in July 2008 as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. He is currently responsible for management of the legal function of the Company including directing the Company's legal affairs, providing legal counsel to the Board of Directors, management and employees and creating strong working relationships with the business units and functions.

Mr. Bixler most recently served as Senior Counsel for General Electric's Homeland Protection business. He joined General Electric in 2001 as Business Counsel for GE Plastics. Prior to joining General Electric, Mr. Bixler was General Counsel for, a start-up health care services delivery company and also served as counsel for Ashland Inc./APAC, Inc. beginning in 1996. He also spent three years at the law firm of Arnall Golden & Gregory in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mr. Bixler holds a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry from Yale University and a J.D. from Cornell Law School.