ONTARIO, Calif., Dec. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Yuneec International, the world leader in electric aviation, today announced the appointment of Mike Kahn as CEO of Yuneec USA. Kahn brings over 25 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry and will lead Yuneec USA in its ongoing effort to develop the company's stake in the consumer and commercial drone industries.
Kahn has a proven record of success in developing new business and growing sales while at the helm of large corporate business units and burgeoning tech companies. He spent 17 years as a sales and marketing executive at Sony Electronics, including VP of Partnership Marketing in the Consumer Product Group and General Manager of its Alpha Camera Systems Group. Most recently, Kahn served as CEO of wearable technology startup, HearGear.
"Mike Kahn has the right combination of leadership skills and entrepreneurial spirit that embody the Yuneec corporate culture," said Jiang Wenya, Group Chairwoman and co-founder of Yuneec International. "We are pleased to find someone with Mike's industry knowledge and management skills, who shares our vision and excitement."
Kahn will be responsible for the day-to-day management of Yuneec's Americas business unit, while simultaneously working to develop new partnerships and opportunities within the marketplace. Kahn will work closely with the sales and marketing teams to continue the development and implementation of the company's strategic direction in the drone industry and ensure all marketing, business development, financial and operational objectives are met.
"Yuneec has a great combination of the leading electric aviation products and a strong U.S.-based team with UAV, photography and technology management expertise. I am eager to join the team and lead the charge for Yuneec USA," said Kahn.
About Yuneec International
Founded in 1999, Yuneec is a world leader in electric aviation. Rooted in a passion for innovation, Yuneec holds hundreds of patents worldwide. Its core technologies power manned aircraft as well as both consumer and commercial oriented drones. With offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Yuneec manufactures over one million units a year that accommodate a range of customers. From the Typhoon series for the enthusiast, to the Breeze series for the consumer and the Tornado series for commercial application, Yuneec continues to innovate, making aerial photography attainable at any level of flight experience. The company's achievements include the introduction of the industry's first "Ready to Fly" radio controlled electric powered airplane and the design and manufacture of market-leading radio controlled helicopters and consumer drones.
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