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ACOL Technologies: Gary Feng joining as Asia sales director / opening of the new Asian sales office


Switzerland, Geneva – November 8, 2005 – ACOL Technologies S.A., a Geneva-based company developing high brightness light emitting diodes, is pleased to announce the opening of its new Asian sales office in Taiwan. The new office will to be led by semiconductor industry professional Gary Feng, who joined ACOL Technologies as Asia Sales Director in September of this year. The new ACOL Asia office will provide dedicated local sales and service support to customers and distributors throughout Asia, including China, Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.

“ACOL’s business is enjoying phenomenal growth in Asia as we are launching several new products that serve better the requirements of Asian customers. In order to provide our Asian customers the level of service they deserve, it is important to support them locally. Today we are extremely pleased to announce both the opening of ACOL office in Taiwan and the appointment of Gary Feng as Asia Sales Director.”, says Jean-Charles Herpeux, CEO of ACOL Technologies. “Gary will be an important addition as we scale up to meet the aggressive demand from across all our customer segments in this region. Gary’s impressive track record in sales and marketing along with his experience building and managing multi-million dollar sales teams will further strengthen ACOL’s position in the market and will ensure an outstanding level of support to our Asian customers.”

As Asia Sales Director, Gary Feng will assume management responsibility for ACOL’s sales operations in Asia. Gary Feng brings to the role more than 20 years of executive level sales and marketing experience in both local Asian and international companies. Most recently, Gary worked as Asian Marketing General Manager at Pulse Electronics, a US-based magnetic component and filtered connector company, where he established strategic partnerships and successfully drove several design-in programs with key customers. Earlier in his career, Gary worked as Marketing Vice President & Group Marketing Director at Excellence Opto, Inc., a subsidiary of the Taiwan-based United Epitaxy Company. In this position, he expanded the domestic traffic light market share from 40% to 75%, set up 2nd tier distribution channels in different geographies and won several big OEM contracts.

'I’m very pleased to join ACOL Technologies. ACOL has a great team of seasoned professionals, tremendous scientific and business knowledge and breakthrough technology. Unique products like the very powerful native 3-degree light engines and RGB Full Colour Pixels are generating a lot of interest among ACOL’s customers”, says Gary. “The Asian market for light engines is already huge and will continue to explode considering the investment level in HB LEDs taking place in the region. The mission of ACOL Asia is to work closely with current and future players in the HB LED light system field and provide them with unique support.”

About ACOL Technologies SA
ACOL Technologies is a leading manufacturer of High Brightness LED products for use in solid state lighting applications such as Rail and Road Traffic Signals, Automotive Lights, Commercial Signage, Architectural Effect Lighting, and General illumination products. The company’s patented designs in thermal management and primary precision optics provide unique value to leading integrators of High Brightness LED products. The company is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with R & D operations at its Research Centre in Moscow, Russia, with sales offices in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA, Moscow, Russia and Taoyuan, Taiwan.

For further information visit www.acol.biz
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