Blog

Sep 10, 2019

Expanding globally to EMEA and APAC

Raffi Mardirosian
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Bonjour, 你好, and guten tag! We recently announced our expansion into the European and Asia-Pacific regions with new offices in Paris, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. We’re opening these offices to continue providing high-quality support to our growing number of customers in those regions. Our teams in these offices will help us spend more time face-to-face with customers and distributors, provide faster technical support, and fulfill orders more seamlessly.

Current Director of Business Development, Cyrille Jacquemet, will move from our San Francisco headquarters (we’re sad to see him go!) to our new Paris office, to lead efforts in the EU as General Manager of EMEA. As a former founder, and CEO, with over 15 years’ experience scaling up high growth startups and their international expansion, Cyrille will strengthen the company’s global sales and support capacity across EMEA.

 

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Cyrille Jacquemet, General Manager, EMEA

In the Asia Pacific region, we recently appointed Clement Kong as General Manager, APAC, where he will lead operations based in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Clement has over 15 years of automotive experience across leadership roles at Continental, Valeo, and Johnson Electric along with serving customers worldwide. With deep understanding of automotive standards and Asian customer requirements, Clement will lead our market expansion into the APAC region.

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Clement Kong, General Manager, APAC

With nearly half of our lidar sensors sold outside of the Americas, the new offices enable us to maintain our two-week shipping guarantee globally. By strengthening regional support, along with localizing direct sales, support, and channel management, we will accelerate our growing footprint across 15 industries including automotive, robotics, security, defense, mining, and agriculture to ensure the best experience for its customers and partners around the world.

As always, we’re grateful for our loyal customers across the world. We look forward to providing more on-the-ground service to our current and future EMEA and APAC customers.