SAN JOSE, Calif. -- August 11, 2009 -- RAE Systems Inc. (NYSE AMEX: RAE), a leader in delivering innovative sensor solutions to serve industrial, energy, environmental, and government safety markets worldwide, hired William (Bill) Jackson, 50, as vice president of global marketing, who is reporting to Robert Chen, president and CEO of RAE Systems.
"Bill brings over 20 years of experience in technology businesses spanning semiconductors, consumer electronics, software and intellectual property licensing," said Chen. "Among many projects at Eastman Kodak, Bill led a team that increased image sensor sales from $50 million to $80 million in 2005, headed software product integration, and executed licensing of intellectual property portfolios. We expect Bill will leverage his understanding of technology and positioning to help us market our next generation products."
"RAE Systems is an industry leader in hazardous gas detection equipment and has been at the leading edge of innovation in the area of wireless toxic gas and radiation detection instruments," stated Jackson. "Our products can assist customers in improving productivity and saving costs, and I believe we have a great opportunity to capture market share as the economy recovers and as we deliver new products."
Most recently, Jackson was vice president of product marketing at ARC International, a leading supplier of semiconductor intellectual property. In this role, Jackson was responsible for helping to transition the ARC brand from a processor IP company into a broader participant in the licensing of pre-verified audio and video solutions.
Prior to ARC, Jackson held a number of positions over a span of 10 years at Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, NY, including managing new business development for the Digital Still Camera business, general manager for consumer digital imaging software, vice president of marketing and sales for the image sensor component business and director of the intellectual property licensing group. Jackson has also held numerous technical and business positions at MIPS Technologies, Inc; Toshiba America, Digital Equipment Corporation and RCA Corporation. Bill holds an M.B.A. From Boston University and a B.S.E.E. from the University of Pittsburgh holds three issued US Patents with several more pending.
About RAE Systems
RAE Systems is a leading global provider of rapidly deployable sensor networks that enable customers to identify safety and security threats in real time. Products include disposable gas detection tubes, single gas personal monitors, multi-sensor chemical detection monitors, photoionization (PID) monitors for volatile organic compounds (VOCs), wireless gas detection systems, and radiation monitoring networks for energy production and refining, industrial and environmental safety, and public and government first responder security sectors. RAE Systems' products are used in over 95 countries by many of the world's leading corporations and by many U.S. government agencies. For more information about RAE Systems, please visit www.RAESystems.com.