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Seagate appoints new APAC vice president of sales

27 Jul 17

Seagate Technology has appointed a new regional vice president for Asia-Pacific sales: Robert Yang.

In his new role with the data storage company, Yang will lead the team responsible for the company’s sales, marketing and technical support activities across the Asia Pacific region.

He will report to BS Teh, Seagate’s senior vice president of global sales.  

“We are pleased to have Bob join Seagate,” comments BS Teh, senior vice president of global sales, Seagate Technology.

“His extensive experience across different sectors of the storage industry will bring great value to our teams and his expertise will enable us to better address our customers’ needs in the region.”

“We are confident that Bob will bring Seagate’s business in Asia to greater heights.”

Yang started his career with Seagate back in 1997, and over an eight-year tenure rose to the position of senior director and general manager for Asia Pacific channel sales and marketing.

Yang and his team built up a robust channel network across the region to bring Seagate’s products and services to customers in Asia.

Prior to Seagate, Yang oversaw sales in Asia and Japan for LogRhythm and headed the Asia Pacific sales channels at Hitachi Data Systems.

He also served as president of storage services with Teleplan Consulting, an after-market service provider.

In addition, Yang was vice president of sales, at Acronis Asia, where he was responsible for driving key business and revenue growth across Asia Pacific for various blue-chip technology firms.

Yang will be based in Seagate’s international headquarters in Singapore.

Founded in 1978, Seagate is a global storage solutions provider, serving individuals and business around the world.

For enterprise and data center customers, the company’s product portfolio includes enterprise hard disk drives, solid state drives and enterprise storage systems, such as the ClusterStor, RealStor modular and OneStor embedded storage systems.

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