Semiconductor and high-rel electronics manufacturing' component solutions distributor Micross Components named Valli Murugappan as Sales Director for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Valli to operate from Singapore with responsibility of leading and coordinating all sales and customer success activities within the APAC region. Micross also opened a new Micross sales office in Bangalore, India. Bangalore office is headed by Anand Panneer as country manager to support its customers in India.
Before this shift, Mr. Murugappan served as the Senior Director of APAC at Data Device Corporation for 12 years, and prior to DDC as the APAC Regional Manager for Curtis Wright for 2 years. He has good knowledge of APAC region for Microelectronic product solutions and systems for the Aerospace, Defense, and Space markets, with deep experience in the key APAC markets of India, Taiwan, Korea, China & Malaysia.
Academically, Mr. Murugappan completed post graduate qualification in Systems and Information from BITS, Pilani, and undergrduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering and Technology.
Graham Jefferies, Managing Director of Micross Components Limited, stated, “Valli’s appointment will further reinforce the Micross presence in the region, providing customers with a local executive resource for program development, sustainment, and technical support. We are excited to have such a capable and accomplished leader as Valli serve and expand our semiconductor and microelectronic distribution and supply chain services for the Asia Pacific market.”
Micross sources mission-critical microelectronic component solutions for high-reliability markets such as aerospace and defence. Some of the product and service solutions include semiconductor die and wafer services, Component Modification Services, Advanced Interconnect Technology, Custom Packaging & Assembly, Electrical & Environmental Testing and more.
In July 2021 Micross acquired Semi Dice, LLC, a global provider of high-reliability semiconductor die and wafer products and value-added services.