TAIPEI, Taiwan, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited (OTC Bulletin Board: AWRCF) ("APWC" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of wire and cable products for the telecommunications and electric-power industries in selected Asia-Pacific markets, today announced the appointment of Dr. Lambert L. Ding, REA (Registered Environmental Assessor) to the Board of Directors as a third independent director, effective immediately. Dr. Ding will also serve on the Audit Committee of the Board.
Dr. Ding is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Union Environmental Engineering Services in Taiwan. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (with a major in Chemistry and a minor in Environmental Engineering) and he has developed a distinguished career in the environmental impact-assessment and risk-assessment industry and in academia, both in the United States and in Taiwan.
The Company is delighted and honored to welcome Dr. Ding to its Board. The Board is looking forward to working with Dr. Ding and believes that he will help enhance APWC's corporate governance and bring fresh insights and perspectives to the Board.
The Company also announced that the Board has accepted the resignation of Mr. Lee Gai Poo as Director, effective immediately. Mr. Lee served as vice president of Pacific Electric Wire and Cable Co. (PEWC) until his retirement in 2008. The Company wishes to thank Mr. Lee for his valuable contributions to the Board during his tenure.
About Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation
Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of telecommunications and power cable and enameled wire products in the Asia Pacific region, primarily in Singapore, Thailand, Australia and China. For more information on APWCC, visit http://www.apwcc.com. Information on the Company's Web site or any other Web site does not constitute a portion of this release.
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Asia Pacific Wire & Cable Corporation Limited
Mr. Frank Tseng, CFO
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