Our Team

Key members of the SIRS Team are listed below:

Victor G. Stickel, Jr.  Ph.D.
Managing Director

VGS 150x114 B&WDr. Stickel oversees the STRATIS and SIRS divisions of Insight interAsia.

He has 25+ years of experience encompassing executive management, R&D/engineering,  technology analysis and product and business development/marketing in both the United States and Asia including Japan, China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, and Mongolia.

He has worked as a researcher in the fields of Chaotic Fluid Dynamics and Radiation Heat Transfer and received fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Columbia University and Rice University and has held a Post-Doctoral appointment at Keio University in Tokyo , Japan.  His industry experience includes engineering and project management appointments at conglomerate, Harsco Corporation, and defense contractor General Dynamics in the USA.

During his residence in Asia, he worked as a Sr. Technology Analyst for the Asian Technology Information Program in Tokyo, Japan, the Director of International Business Development/Marketing for Suruga Mongol, LLC in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and the Chief Technology Officer for the Asian (Hong Kong-based) subsidiary of U.S. start-up Ceratech, Inc.  His industry experience includes Chemical (Powder Manufacturing), Aerospace, Automotive (Defense), Biotechnology, High Performance Computing, Robotics, and Construction.

Dr. Stickel received a B.S. degree from Lehigh University, an M.A.S. degree from Johns Hopkins University, an M.S. degree from  Rice University and a Ph.D. degree from Columbia University.  Additionally, he speaks fluent Japanese and conversational Chinese (Mandarin) and Mongolian languages.

Contact Victor directly at

Tel: (+1) 888 931 0499 ext 6 (NYC time zone)

Email: victor.stickel@insightinterasia.com

Harumi Kato
Japan Country Manager

harumi-2013_resizeHarumi is responsible for the collection of information and data in the Japan market, as well as liaising with our clients based in Japan.

She has previously worked with the Asian Technology Information Program (ATIP) in Tokyo for 5 years as a Research Assistant creating technology research reports and presentations. Harumi has also worked as a Manager for a Japanese Travel Agency in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Prior to that she was based in London for several years.

Harumi speaks fluent English.

Contact Harumi directly in Tokyo:

Tel: (+81 ) 3-4579-5782
Email: harumi.kato@insightinterasia.com

Miwa Takahashi 

Japan Sales and Customer Relations Manager

Miwa handles our sales/customer relations in Japan and Mongolia. She has extensive experience in the international trade, entertainment and fashion industries.  Miwa has lived and worked in Japan, Mongolia and the US.  Miwa has also started-up businesses in both Japan and Mongolia and is interested in entrepreneurial activities in Asia.  She speaks Japanese, English and Mongolian.


Contact Miwa directly in Tokyo:

Tel: (+81 ) 3-4579-5782

Email:  miwa.takahashi@insightinterasia.com

Mohan Tilak
India Country Manager

Mohan-Tilak-photo B&W-150x114Mohan has 20 years of experience in electronics, telecommunications, digital signal processing, and embedded software.  He also has extensive experience in business development of specialized electronics products, components, and software markets in India, Japan, and the USA. Previously, Mohan worked as India Country Manager for Trinity Convergence Inc, USA.

Mohan is fluent in Japanese, having spent much of his career in Japan. He is an excellent coordinator of our activities in the increasingly important market of India.

Contact Mohan in Pune directly:
Tel: (+91) 98-22-199654
Email: mohan.tilak@insightinterasia.com

Farah Shahab
Singapore Country Manager Farah-Shahab-150x114 (B&W)

Farah is the Singapore Country Manager for Insight interAsia Pte Ltd.  She manages our technical sales and marketing efforts in Singapore and Malaysia and liaises with our American and European principals/suppliers regarding technical support for our local customers.

Technically savvy, Farah also manages the marketing effort for our Singaporean website development and IT support services division, INCUBED.

Farah has 18 years of experience in marketing, event planning, and administration. Before joining Insight interAsia, she worked for the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore and in the airline industry. She is fluent in English and Malay.

Contact Farah directly in Singapore:
Tel+ (+65) 6100-1656
Email: farah.shahab@insightinterasia.com

Silvio Romero Adjar Marques

Brazil Country Manager

silvio-bw_resizeSilvio has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering  and also an MBA in Business Innovation and a Masters Degree in Production Engineering.  He started his professional life as  a Process Engineer and then became Head of Manufacturing at two of the largest home appliance companies in Brazil (Consul / Brastemp). After moving to a technology and education foundation (Fucapi), Silvio became project leader in R&D projects, business analyst and international cooperation leader. In 2009, he opened his own company with two partners (Good TECH Solutions) to develop solutions in the area of industrial equipment, ruggedness testing and project management (he has been a PMP since 2005). He also has been teaching in Project Management MBA programs for more than 8 years.

Contact Silvio directly in Brazil:
Tel: (+ 55) 92 9983-1388
Email: silvio.marques@insightinterasia.com

Zdenek Pulpan

Eastern Europe Area Manager

Zdenek.150x114.BW_resizeZdenek has more than 10 years of experience in IT, telecommunications, and business development of various IT start-ups in Eastern Europe.

Previously, Zdenek lived in the USA where he accomplished higher education and started his professional career.  Now he is focused on exploring business opportunities of international trade between Europe and the United States. Zdenek is fluent in English and Czech and has deep knowledge of manufacturing industry landscape in EE.

Zdenek received a BBA as well as his MBA in Management Information Systems from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, USA.

Contact Zdenek directly in the Czech Republic:
Tel: (+ 420) 720 762-369

Email: zdenek.pulpan@insightinterasia.com

Rob Haak

CEO of Insight interAsia

Rob-Haak-B&W 150w2_resizeRob works primarily in the sales of Advanced ElectronicsMEMSphotovoltaics, sensors, and automotive.

Prior to founding Insight interAsia, Rob worked in Tokyo for the Asian Technology Information Program (ATIP) where he was also the Beijing Office chief representative. During his career he has also been based in Seoul for the Nippon Sanso Group and in Taiwan for Emcore Corporation. During his career Rob has been based in Seoul, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, and Beijing. He has traveled in over 60 countries, primarily as a technical sales/marketing representative in the semiconductor equipment and materials marketplace. He serves on several boards and is a frequent invited speaker on trends in advanced electronics in Asia.

Rob’s formal education includes a BS in Engineering from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA, USA and an MBA in Management of Technology and Corporate Finance from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM, USA. Additionally, he speaks Japanese and conversational Korean languages.

Please contact Rob directly at the company’s headquarters in Honolulu:
Tel: (+1) 888-931-0488 ext 2
Email: robert.haak@insightinterasia.com
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