Mad Catz Names DeRuig to Board of Directors

Third-party video gaming accessories manufacturer Mad Catz Interactive Inc. reported earlier this weekthat it has appointed John C. DeRuig to its board of directors. The San Diego-based company said it now fields six board members, five of whom, including DeRuig, are independent. A former certified public accountant, DeRuig boasts 20 years of management experience with Mattel Inc. and 13 years with Buhrman NV. Additionally, DeRuig served more than 20 years as a member of the supervisory board of the Saitek European Distribution Group and the Saitek Group Governance Council. Mad Catz acquired Saitek, a manufacturer of personal computer peripherals, in November.