8 November 2010


AXT appoints VP of sales for Asia

AXT Inc of Fremont, CA, USA, which manufactures gallium arsenide, indium phosphide and germanium substrates and raw materials, has appointed Dr Liming Zhu as VP of sales for the Asia region. Zhu was previously VP of quality & quality systems for the firm's manufacturing facility in Beijing, China. AXT says that the appointment represents an expansion of its direct, local sales presence in Asia.

“His knowledge of our products and our customers makes him a perfect fit to head up our sales efforts in this increasingly important region,” says CEO Morris Young. “There is an abundance of opportunity in Asia, and having a direct, local presence underscores our commitment to this region and enhances our ability to respond quickly and effectively to customer needs,” he adds. “This expansion will help drive continued market share growth in Asia.”

Zhu was appointed VP of quality & quality systems early this year after serving as director of quality & quality systems since 2007. He joined AXT in 2001 and has held various positions including senior process R&D engineer, senior project manager, and product reliability manager.

Zhu gained bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the East China Institute of Technology, before an extensive research career prior to joining AXT. He also currently holds five patents.

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