Cheng Yian Tan is an Electronics Manufacturing Executive Manager, Trainer and Consultant with many years of global experience. He is a managing consultant of Dream Catcher, Ltd. – a technical training company based in Singapore and Malaysia. Recently he was the R&D Technology Manager from Agilent Technologies, responsible for technology roadmap, platform development and R&D competence development of Agilent Measurement Systems Division.
Cheng Yian joined Hewlett-Packard Singapore in 1982 after graduating from the National University of Singapore with a first- class honors degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering. He took on various technical positions from Customer Support Engineer, Application Engineer, Project Manager to Region Solution Consultant in the Test and Measurement business unit of Hewlett-Packard. Cheng Yian started his management career in Hewlett-Packard (Later became Agilent Technologies) in 1990 as Services and Support Manager in Singapore. He expanded his role to cover south Asia through his leadership in building support organizations in countries like Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Australia and India. In 1996, Cheng Yian became the Services & Solutions Division Regional General Manager in Asia. Cheng-Yian achieved significant business growth and profits throughout his various service and support management positions.
Cheng Yian joined Agilent Systems Division in July 1999 as Global Solution Delivery manager. He moved to Loveland Colorado, US to lead an R&D team to develop system platforms. He returned to Singapore in May 2001 and continued his R&D management career.
Cheng Yian enjoys managing multi-cultural and global teams. He finds it very rewarding to build a team from zero, grow the team capability, establish business processes and have the team deliver results. Before he left Agilent, Cheng Yian established a software R&D team in China, Beijing for his service division and a R&D team in Singapore to take over the charter of In-Circuit System development from US. He led his R&D teams successfully launched many new services and products including the award winning in-circuit test innovations in 2007.
Cheng Yian is expert in complex system development, manufacturing and outsourcing. He speaks English and several dialects of Chinese, and he is a qualified trainer for Rummler Brache Process Management classes.