Wright Williams & Kelly
Names VP of Asia Operations;
Offers Flat Rate Consulting for
Southeast Asia


September 13, 1999 (Pleasanton, CA) - Wright Williams & Kelly (WWK) has announced the appointment of Michael Grappé to the position of Vice President of Asia Operations. This new position was created in response to WWK's rapidly growing installed base in Southeast Asia.

Mr. Grappé was most recently Regional Manager for WWK with responsibility for the Southwestern United States. Prior to joining WWK, he managed the wafer fab design and construction businesses for Industrial Design Corporation's Albuquerque, New Mexico and Phoenix, Arizona offices. Mr. Grappé has relocated to WWK's new Southeast Asia headquarters in Singapore's Alexandra Technopark (65) 275-1500.

"The promotion of Michael to Vice President of Asia Operations is based on our recognition of his critical contributions to our organization and his ability to consistently exceed our customers' expectations for responsiveness," stated David Jimenez, President of WWK. "We look forward to his continued success in expanding WWK's business in this important geographic region."

Additionally, WWK has announced it will provide its Southeast Asia customers a flat rate consulting fee of US$25,000 for two weeks of on-site factory productivity consulting. The flat rate covers all necessary staffing, hardware, software, and travel related expenses. Productivity enhancing areas that can be addressed include: ramp planning, cycle time reduction, capacity planning, product costing, gross margin analysis, equipment cost of ownership (COO), and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).



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