Kevin Williams takes charge of the GCT Americas team

To further strengthen the GCT Americas team, Kevin Williams has joined as General Manager.

Kevin Williams GCT General Manager Americas

With a wealth of experience that Kevin brings to the Americas operation, lets delve further with a Q&A session to find out more:

Q1.  How are you settling into your new role at GCT? 

It’s been a very smooth transition for me personally.  There’s so much to learn, even though I have a background in the industry, but there was a very solid training program put into place for me. Everyone has been great in helping me with the transition.  At a distributor, you need to know a little about a wide range of products.  Here, the challenge is expanding my knowledge much deeper into a more finite number of products.  It’s a fun challenge.

Q2. Can you give us some background on your career to date?

I spent the vast majority of my career with Avnet, a leading distributor of electronic components.  My tenure at Avnet included 2 tours of duty – the first at 13 years, the 2nd at 11 years.  I spent most of my time in inside sales management, in both manager and director roles, managing both regional and national teams.  In between my Avnet stints, I was the sales manager for a ceramic supply company, which provided me with smaller company experience. This allotted me with a fair amount of autonomy, and required many layers of decision making.

Q3.  What skills and experience have you brought to the GCT Americas team?

One of the challenges that I enjoy is constructing/having input into a strategic plan. I would then implement more tactical plans to carry through the execution, and measure the results.  I have experience doing so in both a company of 10,000+ employees, as well as one with a couple of dozen employees.

Q4.  Are there any market and product trends do you see currently?

Thus far, I’ve been involved with several opportunities focused around USB and Board to Board connectors.  Customers are also interested in flat flex cable solutions that we’ve been able to develop in a few cases as well.

Q5.  Is there anything else you would like to add?

It’s a really exciting time to join the GCT team.  I believe we are well positioned for growth with an excellent product offering, a strong distribution network, as well as a solid support staff on the direct side.

Henry Loh Reviews his first year as GCT APAC Business Development Manager

Henry Loh looks back at the past year as GCT APAC Business Development Manager.

Hery Loh- GCT APAC Business Development Manager

Q1.  How have things been for you since joining GCT last year?

I have settled nicely in my role as GCT APAC Business Development Manager and now feel well integrated into the company culture and processes.  There was a lot to take in at the start of my tenure to understand the system of doing things but this quickly passed. I’m now fully committed to build relationships and generate new business in the APAC region.

Q2. Can you give us a some background on your career to date?

I have been in the sales and business development business for more than 25 years both strategically and tactically, with 18+ years in the various interconnect industry across APAC.

Q3.  What skills and experience have you bought to the GCT team?

Having been managing channel partners for more than 17 years, it is easy for me to understand “what clicks” for a supplier/distribution relationship and how we can leverage on their footprint to drive more sales. This has proved valuable as we grow the business in the region

Q4.  Which GCT products have proved popular in your territory?

The interconnect industry is a very competitive market in Asia. It is very important to know where we want to ‘play’. GCT products are well positioned for the mid to high end products especially in USB, SIM Card and BTB connectors.

Q5.  Are there any market and product trends do you see currently?

I would say that products associating with “IOT” will be market drivers, and we need to move towards solution selling to our customers.  GCT has a lot of knowledge to add-value to new and existing projects when allowed to do so!

Q6.  Is there anything else you would like to add?

In Asia, Trust and relationship needs to be built if we want to sustain a long term business relationship. I am confident with GCT’s continued flexibility and product offering, we can achieve great milestones moving forward.

Lucky competition winner takes Bose headphones with micro USB connector inside

GCT exhibited at this years ‘Electronic Design Show’ and ran a competition for visitors to win great prizes with GCT micro usb connector inside. Visitors simply dropped their business cards into the competition box for a chance to win the top prize.

We’re pleased to announce that the lucky winner is Stacey Finn from Odstock Medical Ltd, pictured here, Stacey won the ‘BOSE QuietComfort 20 Acoustic noise cancelling headphones’ which uses GCT’s Micro USB connector for charging.

Please view GCT’s USB connectors to see our wide range of Micro USB connectors for charging applications.

What’s your Connection with GCT? EDS 2015

What's your connection with GCT?Global Connector Technology are excited to participate in the Engineering Design Show 2015 to highlight its innovative range of connector and cable assembly products.  As first time exhibitors we’re aiming to introduce ourselves to potential customers to highlight our brand, people and products!  The show takes place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on 21-22nd October.

Visitors to stand H70 will learn how GCT products are a design choice for many leading OEM brands, spanning a wide variety of products, applications and markets.  The concept for the show is ‘ What’s your connection with GCT? ’, showing end users coming into contact with GCT products during a working day.

We’d be delighted to see you at the show, please come along to the stand to enter a competition for a chance to win exiting prizes which actually contain GCT connectors. Prizes include Bose Quiet Comfort 20 headphones, a Polar M400 sports watch and Trace cycling light front and rear sets from Exposure.

For further information and to register for your free entry pass click here

About Global Connector Technology
Global Connector Technology (www.gct.co) is headquartered in Hong Kong and has sales and support locations in Hong Kong, North America and Europe. Part of a privately held group of companies, GCT has manufacturing locations in mainland China and a dedicated engineering team based in Hong Kong. GCT is enjoying rapid growth with its focus on expanding markets including handheld devices, computing, industrial, security, medical and consumer. GCT is an ISO9001 approved organization and its products are fully RoHS and Reach compliant.

About The Electronics Design Show
The Electronics Design Show is co-located with the Engineering Design Show and the Embedded Design Show.  The events attract more than 4,000 visitors and 250 exhibitors to the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. The Show remains true to the founding principle of catering specifically for design engineers, offering best practice learning and practical design ideas for visitors through a focused exhibition, comprehensive conference and practical workshop sessions.