Fusion-io Appoints Charlie Foo as Vice President, Asia Pacific Japan
SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fusion-io (NYSE: FIO) today announced that Charlie Foo will join the company as vice president of the Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) region effective February 3, 2014. Based in Singapore, Foo will oversee sales, marketing, customer service, and OEM and channel partner development. Previously Asia Pacific vice president at Brocade, Foo brings years of experience leading operations in the region to execute corporate strategies for growth within diverse local markets.
"From banking to telecommunications, Asia is an exciting high-growth region where innovative companies are transforming industries both in their home markets and on a global scale," said Ian Whiting, Fusion-io executive vice president, global field operations. "Charlie's experience in establishing partner-driven businesses for Brocade in Asia Pacific make him an excellent addition to lead our local Fusion-io teams as we continue to refine our go-to-market strategy in the region. His appointment emphasizes our focus on capturing the opportunity we see in APJ as we help customers maximize their business success with industry-leading flash solutions."
Prior to joining Fusion-io, Foo lead Asia Pacific operations at Brocade Communications Systems. While at Brocade, Foo was responsible for building highly integrated sales and marketing teams across China, Japan, India, Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, and surrounding major markets. Foo has also served in senior leadership positions at Symantec, IBM Corporation and Compaq Computers, and holds an MBA from the University of Dubuque, Iowa.
"Consumers across Asia are increasingly accessing online services, messaging and shopping from their mobile devices, which makes IT infrastructure a critical strategic investment for business leaders across the region," said Foo. "With proven flash products that fit into existing customer architectures from servers to shared storage, Fusion-io provides ideal application acceleration solutions for companies of all sizes. I look forward to working with the Fusion-io Asia Pacific Japan team to lead the company through the next stage of growth in Asia."
Fusion-io delivers the world's data faster. Our Fusion ioMemory platform and software defined storage solutions accelerate virtualization, databases, cloud computing, big data and performance applications. From e-commerce retailers to the world's social media leaders and Fortune Global 500 companies, our customers are improving the performance and efficiency of their data centers with Fusion-io technology to accelerate the critical applications of the information economy.
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