9 PEOPLE YOU SHOULD KNOW

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1. Gina Yang
  • Title: Product Manager
  • Specialty: Retail/Hospitality Solutions
  • SUMMARY
    Gina focuses her energy on solving or improving product functions to simplify customer demands. As a Product Manager for the Logistics & Smart City group, her thorough understanding of product/solution offerings, roadmaps and resource capabilities allows her to successfully manage customer business objectives and technology requirements. She enjoys seeing the results of technology improving a customer’s daily operations which can include process enhancement and efficiency and overall employee improvements. The position she takes within her role is geared towards creating a co-working experience where the customer is no longer just a customer, but a partner that is welcome to open communication and thought exchange. When solving problems, Gina applies both logical and emotional aspects equally. Gina’s skill sets, from her communication skills to analytical sharpness to industry insights, continue to drive her and her team’s performance forward towards successful customer relationships. With an electrical engineer background, Gina understands the use of analytics to ensure an actionable and feasible plan. She participates in design-thinking communities to continue to cultivate her creative and empathetic side. If you ever come across a standard manual with some friendly notes added in, you know Gina most likely added it to clarify the often technical translation.
2. Jason Hsu
  • Title: Product Management Supervisor
  • Specialty: ODM/Custom Projects
  • SUMMARY
    His love for cars was apparent, as early in his youth he was drawn towards toys with wheels. Jason brings this same passion for vehicles to his career in managing a team across various ODM sustaining projects. He has now been a part of the Advantech family for over a decade, leaving coincidentally, the automotive industry. While he dreams to own an RV to travel cross-country and camp in national parks with his wife, Jason pushes forward in his role full of energy and motivation. His key duty involves a pivotal role in cost management, which overseas factory coordination and commitment to customer satisfaction. Jason and his team work with all cross functional departments to ensure complete and timely project delivery. As a man with drive and enthusiasm for the task at hand, he also believes in the circle of Karma. He and his team continue to work collaboratively and look forward to seeing their positivity come full circle.
3. David Xue
  • Title: Product Engineer
  • Specialty: Enterprise Network
  • SUMMARY
    David Xue is a Product Engineer of the Enterprise Network Product Division. He is fairly new to Advantech having started on October of 2019. He supports the Firewall Appliance products, currently one of the hottest solutions on the market, which is designed as the universal Customer Premise Equipment (uCPE) for SD-WAN/Next Generation Firewall/Virtualized Network Functions. He is responsible for the product and project planning and execution throughout the product lifecycle.
    As an engineer, David is passionate about the knowledge he gains from his experiences at work. Whether it is simply discovering the capabilities of Wifi 6 or Advanced 5G technology which has raised the bar in wireless speed or learning how IoT has made its way into specific industries, he is always looking for a sense of achievement in connecting the dots for the clients who inquire into his expertise.

    If you’re looking for Network Appliance Solutions and happen to love photography, start your journey here with David.

4. Thomas Lee
  • Title : Engineering Supervisor
  • Specialty: Electrical Mastermind
  • SUMMARY
    Thomas has always had a curious and technical mind. He learned to solder his first electrical circuit job at age 12, and that was just the beginning. He’s been working on circuitry ever since! At 18, he owned his first motor scooter, which he would modify and make upgrades to, and was met with both good and bad outcomes. Always open to trial and error and thrilled with the opportunity to learn from failures, Thomas will never become complacent or dull in his role as engineering supervisor at Advantech. Working on projects from beginning to end, he is involved with pre-sales discussions, post-sales projects and technical support. As a leader for his team of engineers, he enjoys getting his hands dirty to solve problems and support cases with his team. With the mindset that there is always more to learn, Thomas continues to challenge himself and his team as he guides them through new and exciting applications. It is to his delight to witness the amazing innovations that eventually get created to propel smart cities. As a new father, he will continue to meet challenges head on and celebrate achievements in both his personal and professional life.
5. Shawn Fan
  • Title: PM Supervisor
  • Specialty: Embedded IoT
  • SUMMARY
    As the Product Manager Supervisor in charge of the SOM/Computer on module product line, Shawn likes to push himself to the next level in both his personal and professional endeavors. His resourcefulness and exceptional organization skills allow him to come up with thoroughly researched and informed solutions on both the product-side and project-side. On the product-side, he develops plans based on business trends and industry information to find the right solution for the right partners. On the project-side, he communicates and coordinates with various teams to continually motivate their collaborative efforts to complete projects, meet goals and close deals together. Previously a hardware engineer, Shawn brings his experience, fresh perspective and hint of perfectionism to his current role at Advantech. He enjoys the challenges of juggling a wide range of projects and pulling together various resources to find the optimal solutions with his team. Shawn’s unrelenting self-discipline and excellent work ethic stem from his dedication towards health and fitness. He can be found in the gym working out 6 days of the week! Always striving for improvement and progressive change, Shawn will continue to propel himself and his team towards many more successes and accomplishments.
6. Ping Liu
  • Title: System Engineering & Integration Manager
  • Specialty: Amazing Talent
  • SUMMARY
    Ping Liu is a System Engineer and Integration Manager. His role is to ensure the system integration design, ranging from small embedded systems to large systems, is managed with no obstacles. He is also responsible for certification support.

    While working at his dad’s textile factory, he would often get electric shocks when handling various fabrics. The fear and curiosity of these electrical shocks led him to study further in Electrical Engineering while in college. He was able to understand how electrical appliances function by learning circuit theories, which he then applied to repair all kinds of appliances for his friends and neighbors. With more than 20 years of experience in the field of industrial computing, he has become a seasoned engineer. He is often referred to as the foundation for the team in times of weathering difficult situations. His knowledge of the embedded industry, attention to the smallest technical details, and undivided focus and compassion for others has made him a force for our company and our customers.

    Ping recently learned about quantum computers, which has super-sonic fast data processing capacity. He enjoys sharing his fascinations and has conversations with his sons about emerging innovation. His family life and work experience has given him the power of patience, which he feels is the key to solving difficult challenges.

7. Chris LoBue (Engineer ECG)
  • Title: Application Engineer
  • Specialty/Focus: Problem Solver
  • SUMMARY
    Chris LoBue is an amazing problem solver. He has been with Advantech for 3 years as an application engineer and supports the Embedded Computing Group. As an application engineer, he immerses himself in the client’s objectives, concerns, and sales’ feedback to design, test and implement complex programs and applications. His supervisor has noted that Chris is always willing to go the extra mile in solving intricate requirements.

    As a technical resource, Chris provides his expertise on many projects. In a calendar year, we partake in over 80 events. His support in the product demo process for these events which includes testing, analyzing criteria and finding solutions to any speed bumps we encounter is invaluable.

  • Chris has always had a passion for technology. After saving enough money at the age of 12 from working in his family’s orange fields, he bought a small computer to tinker and play games. He always yearns for the latest technology trends and partakes in tradeshows like CES and Computex. When he needs to unplug from the technology world he enjoys a quick scooter ride to Starbucks or likes to catch up with peers in the breakroom. On the weekends, you can find Chris and his wife excelling in kickboxing classes. Next time you see Chris make sure to say hello, and ask “who shot first? Han Solo or Greedo?”

8. Jing Huang (ACG Engineer)
  • Title: Application Engineer
  • Specialty/Focus: Breaking Down Complex Projects
  • SUMMARY
    Jing began his career at Advantech in Taiwan before making his way more recently to sunny California’s Irvine office. With his passion for learning and curiosity for the unknown, Jing enjoys tackling issues and answering customer inquiries. As with any project, he helps customers solve their technical issues by assessing the complications, and providing clear simple guidance. His passions lean towards technical aspects, as well as towards customer service, allowing Jing to transform complex support into friendlier laymen terms. He truly enjoys his customer interactions and conversations, as each case is different and offers a valuable learning lesson in innovation and/or technology outlook. His inquisitive nature and genuine interest give Jing a bright eyed enthusiasm and fresh take on various projects. As a great source of product knowledge, Jing is a beacon for the Advantech team and its partners. He openly welcomes anyone and everyone to share with him their latest findings, new skills or entertaining stories.
9. Sandy Hoang
  • Title: Lead Application Engineer
  • Specialty/Focus: Network/Cloud Computing
  • SUMMARY
    Sandy continues to grow in the field as a lead application engineer supporting the largest division in the U.S.A. Her long tenure has given her visibility to all kinds of projects and innovations. This experience is critical in dealing with key customers that demand quick troubleshooting results and or support to launch their new solution. Her ability to think broadly across all products/platforms gives her an edge to assist customers and solve the unsolvable. Sandy also lends her hands to the production team, addressing issues in configuration and testing phases. Always ready and willing to provide her support and insight, Sandy is a great resource and asset for Advantech.
    Her motto, “no big deal”, exemplifies her generally unflustered persona. With her training and expertise, she carefully deliberates and considers all courses of action to face any given challenge.
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