Newly appointed sales leadership expected to accelerate digital lidar adoption across the region
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ouster, Inc. (NYSE: OUST) (“Ouster” or the “Company”), a leading provider of high-resolution digital lidar sensors for the automotive, industrial, smart infrastructure, and robotics industries, announced today the expansion of its commercial presence in the Asia-Pacific region to Japan and South Korea to further the adoption of its digital lidar. Ouster also announced the appointment of Michael Mozzhechkov as the Head of Sales in Japan, and Stephen Kim as the Head of Sales in South Korea to provide on-the-ground sales and support for its growing customer base.
“Ouster’s expanded presence into Japan and South Korea positions us well to capture the growing demand for digital lidar across key end markets,” said Clement Kong, the Vice President of the Asia-Pacific at Ouster. “We have already seen significant traction in the industrial and robotics verticals with growing interest across our other target industries. With the appointment of commercial leadership in-country, we intend to generate new leads and increase direct customer sales, while delivering faster support to our customers and ecosystem partners.”
Ouster is committed to serving customers in Japan and South Korea to support the increasing demand for high-resolution digital lidar sensors. Ouster is already working with leading Japanese and South Korean distributors Okaya, PSYGIG, OPT Technologies, and UCS, as well as perception software and integration partners Kudan, Seoul Robotics and Avikus, to support solution offerings for various applications across its industry verticals.
Michael Mozzhechkov brings over 20 years of experience in research, engineering, and commercial operations at sensing technology companies, including Lumentum and Valeo. Stephen Kim brings almost 30 years of sales, business development and engineering experience with large multinational companies in the automotive and semiconductor industry, including Hyundai Motor, Texas Instruments, ON and NXP Semiconductors.
To connect with Ouster sales representatives, visit https://ouster.com/company/contact. For more information on Ouster’s distribution and integration partners, visit https://ouster.com/partners/distributors.
Ouster (NYSE: OUST) is a leading provider of high-resolution digital lidar sensors for the industrial, automotive, smart infrastructure, and robotics industries. Ouster products offer an excellent combination of price and performance and are built to a set of requirements that are flexible enough to span hundreds of use cases and enable revolutionary autonomy across industries. Ouster has approximately 600 customers in over 50 countries with offices in the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.ouster.com, or connect with us on Twitter or LinkedIn.
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South Korea - Stephen Kim
Japan - Michael Mozzhechkov