BEIJING, July 26, 2007 - Tektronix, Inc. (NYSE: TEK), a leading worldwide provider of test, measurement and monitoring instrumentation, has named Neil Huddlestone President of Tektronix China. In this role, Huddlestone is the senior executive responsible for Tektronix business in China. Huddlestone will lead the senior management team in China and has specific responsibility for sales and business development in the country. Huddlestone is based at the company's regional headquarters in Shanghai, China.
"This is a new executive position that Tektronix created to support our strategic initiative to expand and develop business within the Chinese market by working with government and business leaders to drive technical innovation in China," said Rick Wills, Tektronix Chairman and CEO. "Neil is a very seasoned, strong leader with broad global management experience and proven success who has been promoted to this important position in a country that is critical for our success. I am looking to Neil and the management team to work to develop our presence in China on several fronts and to develop our local management team and employees."
Huddlestone brings more than 30 years experience to Tektronix. Since joining the company in 1999, Huddlestone has provided leadership in a variety of global sales and management roles, most recently serving as Vice President, Channel Strategy and Worldwide Sales Operations for Tektronix' Instruments Business. Prior to this assignment, Huddlestone was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing Operations for our Instruments Business in the Europe Middle East and Africa region. In addition he has held a broad range of senior positions including acting Vice President of Sales and Operations for Tektronix' Americas operations, Director of Worldwide Sales Initiatives, Director of North Americas Sales, and Sales Director and General Manager of Canada Operations at Tektronix. Prior to joining Tektronix, Huddlestone held several senior management positions at Hewlett Packard Canada, including Test and Measurement Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Huddlestone's undergraduate work includes an engineering apprenticeship and H.N.C. in Electronics, Instrumentation, and Control Systems at Widnes Technical College, UK. He also completed the Executive Marketing Program at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.
Tektronix is a leading supplier of test, measurement, and monitoring products, solutions and services for the communications, computer, and semiconductor industries - as well as military/aerospace, consumer electronics, education and a broad range of other industries worldwide. With 60 years of experience, Tektronix enables its customers to design, build, deploy, and manage next-generation global communications networks, advanced and pervasive technologies. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, Tektronix has operations in 19 countries worldwide. Tektronix' Web address is www.tektronix.com.
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