Karl Weaver


Karl Weaver
Principal
Newport Technologies

Karl J. Weaver is a Washington State-based and globally trained, International wireless industry executive with bilingual Mandarin Chinese language and Asian cross-cultural business expertise. As a specialist on Asia-Pacific, Greater Chinese and Indian wireless & mobile device markets, he has spent the past 20+ years focused on selling and marketing convergent PC-Telecom-Wireless communications products into Asia-Pacific, Greater Chinese and Indian Sub-continent markets in the emerging "Pacific Century". For over a decade (1993~2006) from the edge of the Pacific Rim in Washington State's Puget Sound region, Karl has built up an Asia-Pacific focused high-tech career path. Utilizing Seattle to jump-shoot into Asia for sales and marketing of wireless communications products, he has worked for locally-based, well-known (Zetron, Metawave, Leviton Voice & Data and Intrinsyc Software International) and out-of-state ( Protura Wireless and Motorola/Freescale Semiconductor) wireless and telecom firms to successfully open up Asian markets . Karl started his global career by first receiving a scholarship to study Mandarin Chinese through the Taiwan Governmental Ministry of Education @ National Taiwan Normal University's Mandarin Training Center in Taipei, Taiwan from 1982~1985. After finishing his Chinese Language Certificate studies, he worked as an Export Sales Manager for Digicom, Inc. in Taipei from 1985~1992, selling microcomputer technologies in Europe and Asia. Karl has a B.S. Degree in Business Management from Salve Regina University (1982) and also a Certificate of Wireless Communications from the University of Washington's Evening Technology Certificate Program (2004). He is a member of the Washington State China Relations Council and the Washington State Software Alliance. In addition to being a public speaker around the world on Smart Phones in China/India, Karl is a sales and marketing professional, equally trained in cross-functional areas of business development, product marketing, account management, channel management, and direct global sales roles. He has been involved in setting up sales offices in Europe and Greater China as well as experience in managing a stocking bonded warehouse facility in Pune, India. Karl is currently on a global tour promoting the Global Smart Phone Revolution and the Global Mobile WiMax Revolution.