Ionics EMS names former DOST Usec new prexy
ELECTRONICS manufacturer Ionics EMS Inc. has named former Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Undersecretary Jay Sabido as its new president and chief operating officer.
Sabido, whose appointment takes effect immediately, will report directly to Ionics’ founder, chair and chief executive officer, Larry Qua.
“We are pleased to have Jay’s technology competency and leadership strength in the Ionics family,” Qua said in a press statement on Monday. “His ability to execute, deliver, innovate, strategically think and build new teams will be pivotal in steering Ionics to the next level of significant growth and profitability.”
Sabido has over 20 years of technology management, business development, research and development (R&D), product development, manufacturing engineering and operations experience. He previously served as the R&D executive of IBM, director of R&D at REMEC Broadband Wireless International and chief technology officer of Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. He was also the vice president of sales and marketing and concurrently the director of research at Wave Optics, Inc., described as a successful Silicon Valley start-up.
With stints in government services, Sabido was the director of the Philippine government’s R&D Institute of Electronics and IT and the Department of Science and Technology’s Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI). He also previously served as a DOST Undersecretary and Director General of the National Computer Center.
Sabido earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of the Philippines. He also holds Master’s and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
Ionics EMS – the flagship subsidiary of publicly listed Ionics Inc. – has set a “2020 Vision” of increased sales, hiked profitability, and strategic expansion. This Philippine-based electronics services provider offers EMS (electronic manufacturing services) and ODM (original design manufacturing) services with product design, prototyping and manufacturing capabilities. It has decades of strong expertise and experience in all product categories particularly in the telecommunications, both wired and wireless. It is a leading developer in the field of the Internet of Things (IoT), in partnership with IBM./rga
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