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3Com appoints Peter Chai vice president and general manager for Asia Pacific region

  • 03 May, 2006 12:09

<p>Industry Veteran to Bring Extensive Experience in Growing Businesses in Asia Pacific</p>
<p>SYDNEY – 3 MAY, 2006 – 3Com Corporation today announced the appointment of Peter Chai as vice president and general manager for the Asia Pacific region. Based in Singapore, he is responsible for all Sales, Service and Field operations in the region. With more than 24 years of experience, Chai has a proven track record of establishing relationships with and selling solutions to enterprise companies in the Asia Pacific region.</p>
<p>“His leadership and vast experience in the telecommunications and networking space, in particular in building enterprise-focused businesses, will definitely be valuable in providing customers and partners with the services and solutions they need to help gain a competitive advantage,” said Robert Dechant, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing at 3Com. “We are very fortunate to have someone of Peter’s calibre join our 3Com team and I look forward to working with him in executing 3Com’s strategy in Asia Pacific.”</p>
<p>Prior to 3Com, Chai was the Vice President &amp; Country Manager for British Telecom Global Services for Southeast Asia. He managed the entire business of BT Infonet in Asia Pacific and BT Global Service in SEA, primarily focusing on selling BT services to the enterprise market.</p>
<p>Chai has a well-rounded background in management and has developed strong commercial business acumen over his diverse career. He first started his career with Australia’s Telstra and Optus Communications, after completing his tertiary studies in Australia. He spent 17 years in Australia in primarily technical, product development and product marketing roles. Chai also spent some time establishing and growing businesses in Hong Kong and Taiwan where he honed his commercial and management skills.</p>
<p>Chai earned his Master of Business Administration from Bond University in Australia and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Melbourne.</p>
<p>About 3Com Corporation
3Com Corporation (NASDAQ: COMS) is a leading provider of secure, converged voice and data networking solutions for enterprises of all sizes. 3Com offers a broad line of innovative products backed by world class sales, service and support, which excel at delivering business value for its customers. Through its TippingPoint division, 3Com is the leading provider of network-based intrusion prevention systems that deliver in-depth application protection, infrastructure protection, and performance protection. 3Com also is the majority owner of Huawei-3Com Co., Ltd. (H-3C), a China-based joint venture formed by 3Com and Huawei in November 2003. H-3C brings innovative and cost-effective product development and manufacturing and a strong footprint in one of the world’s most dynamic markets. For further information, please visit www.3com.com, or the press site www.3com.com/pressbox.</p>
<p>Copyright © 2006 3Com Corporation. 3Com and the 3Com logo are registered trademarks and TippingPoint is a trademark of 3Com Corporation or its subsidiaries. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective holders.</p>
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<p>For more information, contact:</p>
<p>Liana Teo
3Com Corporation
(65) 213 5990
liana_teo@3com.com</p>
<p>Gerard Mansour
Red Agency
(612) 9955 7877
gerard.mansour@redagency.com.au</p>

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