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Thin Film Electronics hires former NXP Executive to head sales efforts in Asia

Sales veteran and NFC expert to bring impressive track record of sales growth and organisational expansion

19 Dec 2014 | Editor

Thin Film Electronics (Thinfilm) has announced the hiring of Claus Hansen to head the Company's sales initiatives throughout Asia. Claus Hansen is an accomplished sales veteran and organisational leader with deep experience in developing high-performance sales teams in competitive environments across China, Korea, Singapore, Japan and India.

Prior to joining Thinfilm Claus Hansen was Senior Director, Identification ASIA (Singapore), for NXP Semiconductors from 2009 through July 2014. In this role he grew Asia sales from US$ 120M in 2009 to more than US$ 700M in 2013, creating a dominant market position for NXP in all segments.

Claus Hansen was responsible for the implementation of NXP's IOT strategy in Asia, and was instrumental in driving NFC adoption among regional customers within the electronics segment, including SONY, Panasonic, Epson, HTC, Samsung, LG, Lenovo, Huawei, Xiomei, and ZTE.

Claus Hensen has held senior sales and marketing positions for a number of leading multinational and domestic firms, including Gemalto, a 12,000-employee digital security company specializing in smart cards, as well as Banner Plastic Card and DZ Group.

Jennifer Ernst, Executive Vice President, Sales and Business Development, said, "We are very excited to have a sales leader of Claus' caliber join Thinfilm to lead our sales efforts in Asia." Jennifer added, "We've seen tremendous interest in our products and our printed electronics technology coming out of that region, and that interest continues to grow. Claus' experience and skills fit perfectly with Thinfilm's sales strategy for Asia, and the management team is confident he'll deliver impressive results."


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