Coquitlam, BC â€“ 10 August 2006 â€“ Seon Design Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Xichi Zheng, P.Eng., to the position of Director of Product Management. A veteran in product management and engineering, Mr Zheng has 19 years of experience in various industries, including underwater robotics, consumer electronics, wireless communication and most recently, the video game industry.
Reporting to Mr Ian Radziejewski, President of Seon Design, Mr Zheng said, â€œThis is a very exciting role, as Seon is a successful home-grown company that has been doubling in size every year for the past few years. My challenge is to develop a robust and effective product strategy to serve existing markets, and to steer products to new market segments for Seon.â€ A registered professional engineer, Mr Zheng will work closely with Seonâ€™s R&D, Sales, Marketing, Service & Operations departments to achieve his objectives.
â€œWe are very pleased to welcome Xichi on board, and we look forward to his contribution to Seonâ€™s growth,â€ said Mr Radziejewski. â€œWe are very confident that Xichi will bring fresh insights and value to the company as we position ourselves for even greater growth in 2007 and the years ahead.â€
Mr Zheng started his career as a Systems Engineer and Project Manager in 1987 in the underwater robotics industry for International Submarine Engineering, an industry leader in the manufacture of remotely operated and autonomous submarines for offshore oil, telecommunication and defense markets. Following that, Mr Zheng started his own consultancy business and helped develop business cases and product roadmaps for startup companies in the consumer electronics, remote surveillance and industrial control markets.
Mr Zheng then took the positions of Product Manager and Engineering Manager for the wireless communications supplier, Glenayre Electronics, from 1995 to 2001, followed most recently by a five-year stint as Technical Director for Vivendi Universal Games, the video game producer.
Mr Zheng is a graduate from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada, with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electronics Engineering. Mr Zheng will be based out of Seonâ€™s corporate headquarters in Coquitlam, BC.
Established in 1999, Seon Design Inc. is a privately owned company based in Coquitlam, BC. A leading designer and manufacturer of video surveillance systems for mobile applications, Seon employs its own team of highly qualified electronics and mechanical engineers, and assembles superior quality end products in its 20,000 sq.ft. manufacturing facility in Coquitlam. With a growing team of dedicated sales representatives and a network of loyal dealers throughout the United States and Canada, Seon is positioned to increase its market share and double-digit growth rate in 2006 and beyond. For more information, visit www.seon.com.