Category

Press Release

Peter Ho joins AirGo Board of Directors

Singapore Startup AirGo Design Welcomes Peter Ho To Its Board Of Directors
 
SINGAPORE, Feb. 3 — AirGo Design today announced that Peter Ho, founder and current CEO of Hope Technik, has been elected to AirGo Design’s Board Of Directors. Mr. Ho’s addition to the board expands the current board of the company to seven members. 
 
“We are thrilled to announce that Mr. Peter Ho has agreed to join AirGo Design’s board of directors. Mr. Ho brings extensive knowledge and experience to the company. Mr. Ho will contribute immensely to the realization of AirGo Design’s targets and goals,” said Maziar Jahanshahi, Chairman of AirGo Design’s Board Of Directors. Mr. Ho’s Hope Technik is one of the most innovative manufacturing companies in Asia working in the medical, commercial, aerospace and defence sectors.
 
Mr. Ho co-founded HOPE Technik with Michael Leong, Jeff Tang and Ng Kiang Loong after a ten-year involvement in the racecar engineering industry with Team Petronas Touring Cars, where he rose from mechanic to chief engineer.
 
“AirGo Design has focused on what has been a largely ignored question of making airplane seating better,” said Mr. Ho. As obvious as this requirement is, perhaps it has been the inertia against change and the fear of the hurdles of certification that have stopped people from starting this paradigm change in passenger comfort as they fly. I am very excited to have the chance to work with a forward-looking and extremely capable team.”  
 
Besides his duties with Hope Technik, he is part of the Consultative Committee to the department of mechanical engineering at the National University of Singapore, where he also holds an adjunct assistant professor appointment. Mr. Ho currently serves as Hope Technik’s CEO, driving the company’s long-term technical and business goals. He has seen the company grow from a start-up in 2006 to a multi-million dollar group employing over 50 staff and serving global clients. Mr. Ho’s leadership of the company has focused the engineering solution provider on select areas of high-tech engineering: unmanned systems, defence, biomedical, smart logistics and special vehicles.
 
 
About AirGo Design
AirGo Design is a Singapore-based startup founded in May 2013. AirGo seats are an award-winning and patent-pending product that benefits both airlines and the passenger experience. AirGo seats offer an ultra-light seat frame that highlights ergonomics in its design. New lightweight materials and seat fabrics afford direct cost savings to our airline partners. AirGo seats also scale to other mass transportation industries including rail, buses and vehicles. 
 
Media Contact:
Mikko Alanko, AirGo Design
Phone:+65-9368 9411
mikko.alanko@airgodesign.com
 
SOURCE Airgo Design Pte., Ltd.

AirGo Design is a Finalist for the 2014 Red Herring Top 100 Asia Award

Singapore – August 24th, 2014 – AirGo Design announced today it has been selected as a finalist for Red Herring’s Top 100 Asia award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the Asian business region.
 
The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds from across Asia. The nominees are evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technological innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective industries.
 
This unique assessment of potential is complemented by a review of company track records and standings, which allows Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable tool for discovering and advocating for the best business opportunities in the industry.
 
“Entrepreneurship in Asia has reached an inflexion point, and as a result, Red Herring Asia 2014 has shifted into a new phase,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. ” A second generation of entrepreneurs is emerging and their execution skills and global ambitions is leading to great companies, solid growth and a global footprint. As importantly, we are seeing more companies from countries once absent from innovation circles. AirGo Design shows great promise and therefore deserves to be among the finalists. Now we are faced with the difficult task of selecting the Top 100 winners of Red Herring Asia. We know that 2014 will reward us for a long and continued effort scouting disruptive companies in Asia.
 
The finalists are asked to present their winning strategies at the Red Herring Asia Forum in Hong Kong, August 25 to 27, 2014. The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony the evening of August 27 at the event.