SOURCE: ZyXEL Communications Inc.

ZyXEL Communications Inc.

May 02, 2011 08:00 ET

ZyXEL Communications Appoints Industry Veteran Steven H. Joe Executive Vice President of Channel Business

ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwire - May 2, 2011) - ZyXEL Communications Inc., a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet connectivity and routing products, today announced the appointment of Steven Joe as executive vice president of its channel business in the Americas. Joe will be responsible for all brand building and channel activity for the consumer and business areas including retail, e-commerce, VAR/reseller, distribution, DMR and product management, and will report to the company's president, Howie Chu.

A veteran of the computer networking industry, Joe served as president/CEO of D-Link, where he worked for more than 22 years. A technology patent holder, Joe rose within D-Link driving the company to become one of the industry leaders in the computer networking field. Joe enhanced his consumer electronics credentials as vice president and general manager of international and strategic business at Vizio, Inc. prior to joining ZyXEL.

"Steven brings a wealth of experience and many achievements as a leader and visionary in the technology market," said Howie Chu, president at ZyXEL Communications. "We're looking forward to capitalizing on his many diverse talents to accelerate our growth and position in the channel."

"This is a great opportunity," said Joe. "While ZyXEL's channel program has made major strides in recent years, I'm glad to have the opportunity to broaden our channels, while developing products that bring value to our consumers and profitability for our channel partners."

The American Electronics Association (AeA) honored Joe for his technical design, innovation and engineering excellence in 2003-2005. In 2006, AeA also named him Orange County Private Company CEO of the Year. Joe was named "One of the Top Technology Innovators" by VAR Business Magazine, a major trade publication for the technology reseller industry. Joe served as a member of University of California Irvine's (UCI) Bren School of ICS Dean's Leadership Council and UCI Chief Executive Roundtable. He holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from UCI, and is a UCI Lauds and Laurels award recipient.

About ZyXEL Communications
ZyXEL offers a high-performance, carrier-grade suite of access and security solutions. Through our partner alliances, we provide businesses with complete solutions and seamless support. With expertise in diverse technologies like wireless, security, Powerline, Ethernet and xDSL, ZyXEL offers integrated, secure network solutions to SMB, SOHO, residential and service provider markets.

In addition, ZyXEL's North American Channel Program offers industry-leading incentives with its full line of products. ZyXEL's North American headquarters are located in Anaheim, California.

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