Valence Technology Appoints Standefer and Swamy

September 04, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

Valence Technology Inc. (Austin, TX) announced the appointments of Terry Standefer as vice president of worldwide operations and Deepak Swamy as chief system architect. Standefer and Swamy bring more than 18 years' and 14 years' experience, respectively, to Valence in operations and systems engineering.

Stephan Godevais, Valence's president and CEO, said, "I am pleased with the additions of Terry and Deepak to our management team. We will benefit from their deep operational and industry experience as we take Valence to the next level of our development. Additionally, our ability to attract such talent to our team stands as a testament to the confidence all of these high-powered individuals have in our company and its future prospects."

As vice president of worldwide operations, Standefer will apply his substantial expertise to manage the company's operational structure as well as its manufacturing capabilities and OEM relationships. Prior to joining Valence, Standefer held several executive positions at Dell in procurement, manufacturing and new product operations.

As chief system architect, Swamy will drive Valence's system activities. Swamy holds 28 technology-related US patents, with another 14 patents pending, and is a leading industry spokesperson, speaking at recent conferences such as Battery 2000 and IBM CTO Conference 2000. Prior to joining Valence, Swamy was CTO and business development strategist for the PC and Internet Appliance Division at Acer Inc.