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Seagate brings on new sales manager for APAC region

Seagate Technology has appointed a new vice president and general manager for sales management in the Asia Pacific region.

In this role, Ms Sandy Sun will be responsible for all of the company’s sales, marketing and technical support activities in the region. She will report to BS Teh, Seagate’s senior vice president of global sales.     

Sun joined Seagate in January 2013 as vice president and general manager for China, taking charge of the company’s sales activities and corporate development in the PRC.

In her time in this role, Sun has helped establish strategic cooperative partnerships with some of China’s largest corporations including Tencent, Baidu, Kingsoft Cloud, China Telecom, HikVision and Dahua.

She has also helped the company improve its market share and brand recognition on the mainland, the company’s largest market globally, Seagate says.

Under Sun’s leadership, Seagate’s China market share in cloud storage, security surveillance and value-add products has expanded rapidly, according to the company.

She also established a number of initiatives including the Security Surveillance Storage Innovative Technology Industry Alliance, in which she acted as its chairwoman, and the Storage Technology Alliance for China (STAC).

BS Teh says, “Sandy is a tremendous asset to Seagate and will be a key member of our leadership team in the Asia Pacific moving forward.

“She has a wealth of experience in channel marketing, sales, corporate operations and customer relations which have helped to improve Seagate’s performance in the China market.

"I hope Sandy will be able to lead and promote Seagate’s business in the broader Asia-Pacific region and further improve Seagate’s premier position in the storage industry with her outstanding leadership and insights.”

Seagate says Sun has more than 20 years experience in the IT industry with extensive experience in server, storage, network, and software.

Before joining Seagate, she worked at IBM serving as general manager of the company’s System X division in the Greater China Area.