A10 Networks Appoints New Leadership for China and Korea
JAMES CAI AND HOWARD LEE CHARTERED TO DRIVE GROWTH AND EXPANSION FOR A10 IN THE CHINA AND KOREA REGIONS
SAN JOSE, CA, August 7, 2013 – A10 Networks™, the technology leader in Application Networking, today announced the appointment of James Cai as A10’s VP of Sales and General Manager for China and Howard Lee as Country Manager for Korea.
James Cai is a highly qualified business manager with over 15 years of experience in general management, product and program management, high-touch channel sales and business development in China. Most recently, James was General Manager for Motorola’s Wireless Networks Business Unit in China. Prior to Motorola, he was Vice President of Sales and Channel Management for Alcatel-Lucent in addition to holding various executive positions at UTStarcom and ZTE. James is a graduate of The Southeast University, Nanjing, China.
Howard Lee is a customer-focused telecommunications and networking executive with over 25 years of experience in IT product sales in Korea. Most recently, Howard was Head of Business Development at Alcatel-Lucent Korea, and previously managed country teams for Stoke, Force10 Networks and Riverstone Networks. He also held management positions at Cisco Systems Korea and Samsung Electronics. Howard holds a BS in Electronics Engineering from Kyungpook National University, Korea.
"A10 has experienced tremendous growth in North America, Japan and EMEA. Now with James and Howard joining our team, we are looking to greatly expand our business in China and Korea," said Lee Chen, Founder and CEO for A10 Networks. "By combining top leadership experience with A10's cutting-edge technology, we look forward to greatly improving our market share in both China and Korea."
"I am proud to join A10 Networks, a fast growing and recognized leader in Application Delivery Controller and IPv6 Migration technologies,” said James Cai, VP of Sales and General Manager of China for A10 Networks. “With the rapid growth of Cloud Computing and Big Data in China, I look forward to delivering A10’s high quality solutions and industry leading service and support to partners and customers."
"The Korean market has opportunities for rapid growth with the rise of mobile and online devices and I am excited to be leading A10’s efforts here,” said Howard Lee, Korea Country Manager for A10 Networks. “A10 is a leader in Application Networking technologies, including IPv6 Migration and Security innovations that are well suited for Korean market requirements, and I look forward to driving awareness and success for A10."
A10 achieved record revenue in its fiscal year 2012, supported by offices in 23 countries, over 2,900 customers in over 45 countries and over 530 employees leading to No. 1 market share in Japan and No. 3 worldwide. A10’s China and Korea business is poised to grow rapidly with existing R&D and Sales offices in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Seoul.
A10 has experienced rapid growth in the Application Delivery Controller (ADC) market. Its A10 Thunder™ Unified Application Service Gateways (UASGs) and AX Series ADCs are hardware and software appliances that provide solutions for Application Delivery, Security, Cloud, Software-defined Networking (SDN) and Next Gen Networking.
Built on the award-winning Advanced Core Operating System (ACOS) architecture, A10 Thunder™ and AX Series respond to the needs of customers, from carriers to enterprises, in present and future networks with the latest software technology in a timely manner. With A10, customers can accelerate, optimize and secure their applications to increase their competitive advantage.
A10 Thunder™ UASGs garnered four awards since their initial introduction in May 2013, including two Best of Microsoft TechEd 2013 awards for the hardware and overall attendees’ pick categories by Windows IT Pro. At Interop Tokyo 2013, Thunder won awards for Performance Optimization and DDoS Mitigation.
About A10 Networks
A10 Networks was founded in Q4 2004 with a mission to provide innovative networking and security solutions. A10 Networks makes high-performance products that help organizations accelerate, optimize and secure their applications. A10 Networks is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in the United States, United Kingdom, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Brazil, Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Australia and Singapore. For more information, visit http://www.a10networks.com
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