City of Industry, CA (March 23, 2004) - BenQ America announced the appointment of Al Giazzon as its vice president of Marketing, a newly created position at BenQ. He joins Mark Donnelly, BenQ's vice president of Sales, as the latest of new executive hires for the company. Mr. Giazzon will be reporting to BenQ America president Ralph Tang.
Mr. Giazzon will be responsible for BenQ America's overall marketing and branding activities, as well as the marketing of BenQ's product lines in the U.S.
"I'm pleased to welcome Al to BenQ during this exciting period of growth," said Ralph Tang, president of BenQ America Corp. "Al's skills, enthusiasm and experience will be valuable assets to BenQ as we continue to develop and expand the BenQ brand in the U.S. market. With Al's leadership, we're looking forward to working together to enhance BenQ's brand and position."
"This is an exciting time to be joining BenQ," said Al Giazzon. "The company has an amazing product portfolio from the new Joybee MP3 players and newly designed keyboards from BMW DesignworksUSA to larger-sized LCD TVs and industry-leading 12ms LCD monitors. BenQ is making the right investments to bring the company and its products to market."
With more than 15 years of technology marketing and management experience, Mr. Giazzon was most recently the vice president of Marketing at NEC-Mitsubishi Display of America, Inc. There, he was responsible for developing and executing the overall brand and product management strategy for the company. Prior to NEC-Mitsubishi, Mr. Giazzon was the director of Marketing for Gateway Computers, where he led the corporate communications and product marketing efforts.
BenQ is an industry leader in networking lifestyle devices with an expertise that encompasses display, storage, imaging, wireless and broadband areas. BenQ has manufacturing plants in Malaysia, Mexico, China and Taiwan. The company has 15,305 employees worldwide, supporting a strong global sales marketing and service network spanning Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas. BenQ has research and development facilities in Taiwan, China and the U.S., and has more than 2,000 research and development employees. BenQ has amassed 1,225 global patents. For more information about BenQ, please visit our Web site at www.BenQ.com.