Tek Translation International

Tek Translation International

May 19, 2008 15:04 ET

Tek Appoints Vice President of Operations for the Asia Pacific Region

Michael Shannon, seasoned localization executive to Asia, joins Tek to open a greenfield operations site in Beijing, China.

MADRID, SPAIN--(Marketwire - May 19, 2008) - Tek Translation International, a worldwide provider of business solutions to meet globalization needs, today announced the appointment of Michael Shannon as Vice President of Operations, Asia Pacific. Based in Beijing, Shannon will focus on building Tek's first Asian operations center to support Tek's solutions in this region for its life sciences, IT and manufacturing industry customers. The new office combined with our web-based On-Demand Globalization Platform will support Tek's "Follow the Sun" strategy and enable closer relationships between Tek and it's customers and vendors in Asia.

Shannon, a well known figure in the Asian localization industry, joins Tek with over 17 years of experience in the localization sector in Asia. His last 3 senior executive roles have spanned 10 years at 3 leading localization companies, culminating in his last role as Vice President Asia, Tokyo/Japan, Beijing/China for LionBridge Technologies.

Throughout his career, Shannon has created successful Japanese and Chinese localization operations, taken responsibility for regional solutions in Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand and Korea, penetrated and developed new customer markets across Asia and lead integration teams post acquisition. This experience makes him an ideal match for Tek's aspirations in what is fast becoming the world's largest localization hub.

"We are very excited to have Michael lead our business efforts in Asia. Tek's aim is to set up the leading Asian localization solution in the industry based around best practice, process and Tek's On-Demand Globalization Platform," said Paul Keigher, Tek CEO. ''Asia is developing into a major stakeholder in most corporate localization strategies and Tek will build it's solution to meet the future needs of our clients in this region.

"As the Asian market, with China as a driving force, continues to expand globally the need for quality localization and translation increases. I look forward to leveraging my Asian business experience to deploy Tek's OneWorld Globalization Solution to Asia. I am excited to join the Tek team as they continue to evolve and look forward to taking them to the next level of their success," said Tek's newest VP, Michael Shannon.

About Tek Translation International

Tek is a pioneering provider of globalization services to the world's leading enterprises. Delivering services and solutions through its unique On-Demand Globalization Platform, Tek enables enterprises to drive globalization strategies, processes, and operations leveraging maximum benefit from their multilingual assets and localization technology investments.

Tek is committed to achieving value for the marketplace by the best use of innovation, process, and technology. For more information, please visit www.tektrans.com.

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