iDirect Technologies Announces Appointment of KW Chan as VP of Sales and Managing Director, Asia -- Pacific Rim

iDirect Technologies Announces Appointment of KW Chan as VP of Sales and Managing Director, Asia -- Pacific Rim


RESTON, Va. - June 17, 2004 - In response to continuing growth in worldwide market share, iDirect today announced the appointment of KW Chan as Vice President of sales for the Asia - Pacific Rim region. The addition of Mr. Chan will help iDirect continue offering the fastest, most reliable bi-directional satellite-based broadband access solutions to the Pac-Rim market with the customer focused approach they are known for.

Chan, a 23-year telecommunications veteran, was most recently with SES-Americom as the Director of North East Asia. In this role he was responsible for business development, marketing and sales for Asian Transponder Capacity in the NEA market. Prior to SES-Americom, Mr. Chan was General Manager, Broadcast & Fixed Satellite Systems at Cable & Wireless (Hong Kong Tel) while gaining his initial experience at British Telecom's Wireless Division.

"KW's experience with satellite providers and customers in a variety of vertical markets provides him with great insight into the benefits broadband satellite IP access can bring to an organization," said Jack Waters, Senior Vice President-Global Sales. "His credentials enable him to educate prospective customers, whether they are service providers or enterprise users, about the advantage of integrating end-to-end IP satellite routing technology to support broadband and wireless applications in an increasingly competitive world-wide market."

Chan is the co-author of a handbook outlining the strategies of introducing non-voice services such as packet switching, videotex, or electronic fund transfer into developing countries. His market development experience, coupled with a diverse background in sales and engineering throughout a number of international markets, allows Chan to bring a wealth of experience to the iDirect team.

Educated in the UK, Chan received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Stirling. He also holds a Technical Education Diploma and a Certificate of Management from the British Institute of Management. Chan is also a member of the International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) International and Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (CCITT) joint proposal development team.

The new office contact information is as follows: iDirect Hong Kong Limited 35/F Central Plaza 18 Harbour Road Wanchai, Hong Kong KW Chan, Regional Vice President / Managing Director T. +852-2802-0201 F. +852-2802-0204

About iDirect Technologies

iDirect Technologies, a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems Inc., designs, develops, and markets satellite-based broadband access solutions targeted at the enterprise, government, carrier and educational sectors that have the need for fast, flexible, and geographically dispersed two-way internet/intranet access. The company has developed technology solutions that combine high performance, worldwide availability, and ease of installation, high reliability, and low cost to end customers. In addition, iDirect solutions offer unprecedented efficiencies, increased revenue opportunities and higher per customer gross margins to satellite network operators. iDirect was awarded the 2005 World Teleport Association Teleport Technology of the year, the Innovation & Technology of the Year by The ISCe Advisory Board, and named number one in the Deloitte & Touche Virginia Technology Fast 50 list of the fastest-growing U.S. technology companies. iDirect operates its corporate headquarters in Herndon, Virginia and has regional offices in Europe, Asia, and covering Latin America. Additional information is available on the company website at


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