Former Oracle and Quantum Executive to Build on QLogic's Momentum With Key OEMs and Cloud Computing Providers in World's Fastest Growing Economy
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLogic Corp. (Nasdaq:QLGC) today announced the appointment of Alex Tan to vice president of Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ). Tan brings to QLogic a proven record of developing successful go-to-market strategies for premier high tech companies such as Oracle and Quantum in the Asia Pacific region. With more than 22 years of sales and management experience, he is poised to build on QLogic's momentum with key OEMs and cloud computing partners in the world's fastest growing economy.
Tan will be responsible for increasing QLogic's growing presence and revenues across APJ, collaborating with key OEM and channel partners to develop and implement winning go-to-market strategies, and securing new business opportunities in the emerging 16Gb Fibre Channel, converged networking and 10Gb Ethernet markets. He will report directly to Rob Crawford, senior vice president of worldwide sales, QLogic.
"QLogic is seeing significant growth in the APJ region, which makes it a primary focus for continued investment," said Crawford. "Alex comes to us with more than two decades of experience running successful, revenue-generating programs in APJ, which will be highly valuable in our efforts to accelerate our business with current go-to-market partners and fortify growing OEM relationships in the region."
Commenting from his office in Singapore on his appointment, Tan said, "QLogic is gaining a great deal of traction with its Adaptive Convergence strategy around the globe. With arguably the most versatile product portfolio in the industry, QLogic provides the flexibility to power 16Gb Fibre Channel or 10Gb Ethernet converged networks from the same hardware. I look forward to creating a greater market presence in APJ for QLogic's highly compelling suite of networking adapters, switches and routers."
Prior to joining QLogic, Tan served at Oracle as senior director, strategy and GTM, Japan/AsiaPacific. While at Oracle, Tan was responsible for defining and driving a disciplined sales and product go-to-market strategy. Prior to Oracle, Tan was regional director of Asia Pacific Sales at UPEK (now AuthenTec) where he increased the adoption of the company's biometric security solutions across the industry. Before UPEK, Tan held positions as regional director, strategic accounts and managing director, DLT business for Quantum's Asia Pacific division.
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