In his new role, Yee will focus on driving new initiative and business opportunities in Asia-Pacific
GatesAir has appointed Jacky Yee as head of sales, Asia-Pacific. Based in Singapore, Yee will lead a team of four regional sales managers, and report to Rich Redmond, the company’s president and managing director, international.
Yee joins GatesAir with over 20 years’ experience in the broadcast and audio-visual industries, including key regional and director-level sales roles with companies such as Tektronix, Extron Electronics, Grass Valley, and Snell Advanced Media. His vast experience also includes the role of sales manager, South-east Asia, for Harris Broadcast Communications Division — the company from which GatesAir was born.
Yee commented: “Having witnessed the transition of analogue to digital TV broadcasting in the Asia-Pacific region from day one, I’m acutely aware of how regional regulatory initiatives have divided the implementation phases. Because of this, I see many opportunities to grow GatesAir’s TV business across the Asia-Pacific sub-regions and emerging countries while continuing to refresh FM infrastructure and advance digital radio.”
His experience in the broadcast industry has also led to strong relationships with broadcasters and existing GatesAir channel partners across Asia-Pacific — two tenets that Redmond views as “valuable” to GatesAir’s regional growth.
Redmond concluded: “The Asia-Pacific region has rich cultures, numerous long-term broadcasters, and many new business opportunities. Yee’s strong leadership and in-depth understanding of Asia-Pacific cultures and our customers will be a cornerstone for GatesAir’s future success in the region.”