SOURCE: Asia America MultiTechnology Association
January 12, 2011 15:54 ET
The Asia America MultiTechnology Association Names New Executive Director
Serial Entrepreneur and Former President of Korean American Society of Entrepreneurs (KASE) Takes the Helm of Leading Asian Networking Organization
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - January 12, 2011) - The Asia America MultiTechnology Association (AAMA), Silicon Valley's leading business network aimed at fostering business growth, entrepreneurship and capital investment in technology enterprises across Silicon Valley and Asia, today announced Ben Park as its new Executive Director. Park comes to the AAMA from the Korean American Society of Entrepreneur (KASE) where he was the President of the organization.
"I am excited to be an integral part of the AAMA and continue to expand our popular industry networking events and enhance our annual Connect conference. I also look forward to working the board and the entire community to advance the organization's mission to serve as a vibrant conduit between the high-tech communities in Silicon Valley and Asia," said Ben Park, executive director, AAMA.
Founded in 1979, the AAMA is one of Silicon Valley's oldest, largest and most established non-profit organizations dedicated to building a high-technology community that shares a passion for business in Asia and the Pacific Rim.
"Ben brings entrepreneurial know-how and organizational leadership experience that compliments AAMA's mission of bridging relationships and helping to generate business opportunities in Silicon Valley and Asia," said David J. Lam, AAMA president. "In 2011, you can expect AAMA's international network of business and technology innovators to expand as the US joins Asia in the global economic recovery."
Lam added, "Ben will be intimately involved in working with the board in develop compelling programs and events that deliver business value to AAMA members, corporate partners and the greater community."
Ben Park took his new post on January 4th, 2011. He will be responsible for the overall operations and management of the Asia America MultiTechnology Association.
Ben Park, Biography
Ben Park is a serial entrepreneur and the marketing force behind two companies that he successfully sold to Broadcom and Netgear and he is an expert at targeting the right products to the right customers. Recently, Ben held the position as the President of the Korean American Society of Entrepreneurs (KASE) and he is a current board member of Korean IT Network (KIN). At KASE, Ben co-chaired the successful KINCon Conference. Ben has held management positions in product and marketing management for startups and Fortune 500 companies. Ben holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from UC Davis and an MBA in Marketing from Golden Gate University.
ABOUT ASIA AMERICA MULTITECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION (AAMA)
Founded in 1979, the Asia America MultiTechnology Association (AAMA), formerly known as Asian American Manufacturers Association, is Silicon Valley's largest and most established non-profit organization dedicated to serving as the bridge between Silicon Valley and the Asia high-tech community. The organization has chapters in California, Beijing and Shanghai and holds local events that promote business relationships and the cross-fertilization of ideas and best-of-breed collaboration.
With a network of 10,000+ from over 2,000 companies AAMA's membership roster represents a diverse and influential spectrum of technology industries, including the Internet, wireless, telecommunications, multimedia, semiconductor, software, hardware, electronics and bio-tech industries, as well as the financial and professional services industries that are integral to high-tech development. Through its diverse programs ranging from monthly Speakers Series to the annual Connect Conference, AAMA provides a forum in which members can network, exchange ideas and share resources.