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New Vice President of World Wide Sales at Xicato

22 August 2011 12.00 BST

(USA) - Tom Foster has joined LED module manufacturer Xicato as Vice President of World Wide Sales.

The addition of Foster to the executive management team is a continuation of the Company's organizational development strategy, which is intended to augment and streamline customer account management, coordinate sales coverage, promote customer retention, and uncover new sales opportunities.

In this new capacity Foster is charged with developing and implementing strategic initiatives to increase revenues and market share throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia. He is a seasoned executive with more than 25 years experience in high technology sales with an emphasis on driving and growing the direct and indirect sales teams along with revenue at high tech start-ups. Prior to Xicato, he was with Gigle Networks where he built and managed the worldwide sales team including a network of independent sales representatives and distributors. Gigle was acquired in December 2010 by Broadcom Corporation. Prior to that Foster was vice president of sales at DisplayLink where he gained key customers at top tier display and PC OEMs. He was vice president of worldwide sales for Atheros Communications, Inc., where he was instrumental in leading the company to a successful IPO.

Foster has also held executive management positions at Hyundai Electronics America, Compression Labs and IBM/ROLM. 

"Tom will provide leadership and strategic direction as we continue our growth into new markets and our focus on delivering to our customers the highest level of products and customer service in the industry," said Menko de Roos, Xicato’s CEO.

"It's very exciting to have joined Xicato at a time when the company is uniquely positioned for unprecedented growth," said Foster. "This is an exceptional chance for me to leverage my experience in building global sales teams and growing the Company’s market share. I am committed to identifying growth opportunities, building awareness of the Xicato name and helping the company achieve its growth objectives."


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