7/26/2005 - Aeroflex Incorporated has announced the appointment of Jimmy Tan as Vice President, APAC for its Test and Measurement group.
In this position, Mr. Tan will be responsible for all of Aeroflex's sales activities in Asia and the Pacific Rim, including the solicitation of orders, maintaining customer relations and coordination of sales representatives and distributors. He will also coordinate Aeroflex's product installations, customer training and support. Mr. Tan will have offices in the greater China area, and will report to Ryan Panos, Vice President of Global Sales, Aeroflex Test Solutions.
Mr. Tan comes to Aeroflex with more than 20 years experience in the Test and Measurement industry. His business experience encompasses sales management and training, executive coaching, marketing and business development.
Jimmy began his career in 1972 as a department head in Production System Planning for Rollei in Singapore. He then joined Hewlett-Packard where he held a variety of senior management positions including district sales manager; country sales manager (Singapore and Malaysia); marketing director, ASEAN, Computer Systems and Test & Measurement; country general manager (China); regional general manager, South Asia Pacific Region.
In 1998, Jimmy became the Vice President & Managing Director for Tellabs Asia Pacific Field Operation. Countries covered in this position included: Japan, Greater China, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, India and all of South East Asia.
In 2001, Jimmy joined Agilent Technologies as their Vice President & General Manager, Communications Solutions Group, Asia Pacific Field Operation. And in 2003, he began providing services in Executive Search, Channel Consulting and Development, Sales Management and Training, and Executive Coaching as a Management Consultant.
Jimmy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering with 1st class honors from the University of Strathclyde in the United Kingdom. He also has advanced training in Strategic Management & Marketing and Advanced Management.
"We are very pleased to bring Jimmy on board to take on this new responsibility for Aeroflex," said Ryan Panos, VP Global Sales, Aeroflex Test Solutions. "Jimmy's technical, sales and management experience should help us work more effectively with our Asian customers and will help us build more productive Asian relationships."
Aeroflex Incorporated is a global provider of high technology solutions to the aerospace, defence, cellular and broadband communications markets. The Company’s diverse technologies allow it to design, develop, manufacture and market a broad range of test, measurement and microelectronic products. The Company’s common stock trades on the Nasdaq National Market System under the symbol ARXX and is included in the S&P SmallCap 600 index. Additional information concerning Aeroflex Incorporated can be found on the Company’s website: www.aeroflex.com.
About Aeroflex Test Solutions
Staffed with experts in RF and microwave signal generation and processing subsystems, Aeroflex Test Solutions Group provides test and measurement systems, instruments, modules, services and integration support for the communications test, military, government and semiconductor industries. Aeroflex' solutions reflect a commitment to industry-accepted standards and the concept of modular product development. They encompass the following product areas:
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