AMD Appoints Joe Krystofik to Vice President, South Asia Pacific
—AMD’s South Asia Pacific Headquarters will Move to Shanghai—
SUNNYVALE, CA --
AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the appointment of Joe Krystofik to Vice President, South Asia Pacific. In this capacity, Krystofik will be responsible for all sales, marketing, and business development activities in AMD’s South Asia Pacific region. He will report to Henri Richard, AMD group vice president of Worldwide Sales.
Krystofik will also lead the relocation of AMD’s South Asia Pacific headquarters – currently located in Hong Kong – to Shanghai, the industrial center of China. AMD Shanghai will become the company’s South Asia Pacific headquarters effective October 1, 2002. AMD will retain offices in Hong Kong.
“Joe Krystofik brings 22 years of experience in the high-technology industry covering semiconductor components and telecom systems in marketing, strategy, sales and systems engineering,” said Richard. “His track record of building close customer relationships makes him an ideal choice to lead our efforts to expand AMD’s success in the South Asia Pacific region.”
“I’m looking forward to expanding AMD’s business in China and across the South Asia Pacific region,” said Krystofik. “The South Asia Pacific region is of strategic importance to AMD, and represents a substantial business opportunity for us. I’m confident that we can successfully address our regional business objectives by providing our South Asia Pacific customers with products that address their specific needs.”
Krystofik most recently served as AMD’s Director of Strategy and Business Development for China. In this capacity, he was responsible for developing strategies and cross-functional business plans for AMD, including Microprocessors, embedded microprocessors and Flash memory devices in an effort to build AMD’s market share in China.
Prior to joining AMD, Krystofik developed Motorola’s Asian paging systems operations. He has spent most of his career working in and around Asia, with a concentration on China since 1991. Krystofik’s semiconductor experience has focused on microprocessor products, Fast Static RAM, and EEprom for Motorola and SGS Thomson.
Krystofik earned an MBA from Marquette University, and a BS in Electronics Technology from Northern Michigan University.
AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor’s 500 company, produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $3.9 billion in 2001. (NYSE: AMD).
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