IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Jerry Huang, VIZIO's Vice President of Legal Affairs, was awarded the 'Rising Star Award' by the Orange County Business Journal at its Third Annual General Counsel Awards ceremony on September 19th. The award ceremony is designed to acknowledge General Counsels who have made significant contributions to the success of their companies and to the profession.
"Jerry Huang has been an integral part of the team at VIZIO, one of Orange County's great entrepreneurial success stories, challenging some of the biggest consumer brands in the world and succeeding," stated Richard Reisman, Orange County Business Journal Publisher. "Not surprisingly, when the battleground moved from the marketplace into the courtrooms, Jerry's leadership in thwarting that onslaught is an important part of VIZIO's continuing David vs. Goliath story."
Five winners were selected out of 33 nominations, and were awarded in three categories including 'Public Company,' 'Private Company' and 'Rising Star.' Jerry was awarded the 'Rising Star Award' for his exceptional achievements, admirable leadership, high ethical standards, and contributions to the Orange County community.
"We are incredibly proud of the milestones Jerry has reached for VIZIO and thrilled that these accomplishments are being recognized by his peers and the business community," said Rob Brinkman, VIZIO Chief Administrative Officer. "Jerry's continued efforts are vital for VIZIO's success and we are grateful to have him on our team."
Jerry Huang's extensive list of accomplishments made him a deserving candidate for this award. In his current role as Vice President of Legal Affairs, Jerry has helped lead the company through increasingly complex issues as VIZIO expands into international markets and diversifies its product offerings. During his first year at VIZIO, Jerry successfully defended or settled numerous patent infringement lawsuits from big-name competitors. Jerry has built the Legal Department from the ground up, managing outside law firms as well as developing and mentoring a team of in-house attorneys. Jerry provides legal counsel and guidance to VIZIO's senior management and its Board of Directors on a variety of strategic, commercial, and corporate matters. His zeal, strategic thinking, and leadership have earned him the trust and respect of the executive team. Jerry is commended for his excellent grasp of the key elements of a wide range of issues, his ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization, and his acute business acumen.
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VIZIO, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California. In Q2 2007, VIZIO skyrocketed to the top by becoming the #1 shipping brand of flat panel HDTVs in North America and in Q3 2007 became the first American brand in over a decade to lead in U.S. LCD HDTV shipments. Since 2007 VIZIO LCD HDTV shipments remain in the top ranks in the U.S. and were #1 for the total year in 2009 and 2010. VIZIO is committed to bringing feature-rich consumer electronics to market at a value through practical innovation. VIZIO offers a broad range of award winning consumer electronics. VIZIO's products are found at Costco Wholesale, Sam's Club, Walmart, Target, BJ's Wholesale, and other retailers nationwide along with authorized online partners. VIZIO has won numerous awards including a #1 ranking in the Inc. 500 for Top Companies in Computers and Electronics, Fast Company's 6th Most Innovative CE Company of 2009, and made the lists of Ad Age's Hottest Brands, CNET's Editor's Choice, CNET Best of CES 2011 - Television, IGN Best of CES - Television, Bluetooth.org Best of CES, Good Housekeeping's Best Big-Screens, PC World's Best Buy, Popular Mechanics Editor's Choice and OC Metro's 10 Most Trustworthy Brands among many other prestigious honors. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit on the web at www.VIZIO.com.
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