Congratulations to Tom Foster for being named vp/Worldwide Sales for solid-state lighting provider Xicato. Tom has more than 25 years experience in high technology sales with an emphasis on driving and growing the direct and indirect sales teams along with revenue at high-tech start-ups.
Most recently Tom was with Gigle Networks, where he built and managed the global sales team including a network of independent sales representatives and distributors. Prior to that position, he was vp/Sales at DisplayLink and was vp/Worldwide Sales for Atheros Communications, Inc., where he was instrumental in leading the company to a successful IPO. Before Atheros, Tom was vp/Asia Sales for Virata, where he helped drive a successful IPO. Tom has also held executive management positions at Hyundai Electronics America, Compression Labs, and IBM/ROLM.