Little Neck, NY, October 29, 2008- Leviton is pleased to announce the appointment of Leong Yar Tham to lead the company's expansion into the Asia-Pacific region. In his new post as Business Development Manager for Leviton's ASEAN Region, Tham will focus on developing the market for the company's line of residential, commercial and industrial products throughout Southeast Asia.
Tham brings to his new post a formidable background in sales, business development and product training. Prior to joining Leviton, he worked for Clipsal Datacomms Asia Pte. Ltd, a subsidiary of Schneider Electric. He also held senior management and business development positions with SMP, Legrand Ortronics, the Siemon Company in Asia and other leading companies in their fields.
"I am pleased to have someone of Tham's caliber spearheading our expansion into the Southeast Asian Market. His experience and record of consistent achievement bode well for our success in this emerging geographic region," said Bruno Filio, Vice President of International Business Development.
Tham was trained in electronics engineering at Ngee Ann Polytechnic and holds a post graduate diploma in marketing management from Singapore Institute of Management and a Master of Science degree in Marketing Management from the National University of Ireland. He lives with his family in Singapore.
For more information, contact Leviton Manufacturing Co., 59-25 Little Neck Parkway, Little Neck, NY 11362-2591, or visit our Web site at www.leviton.com