Board of Directors
Axesstel has been conscious of the need for a well-balanced board of directors. As an international company, we aim for a balance of nationalities in our directors. Our directors have a wide-ranging expertise and we have aimed in particular to appoint directors with an entrepreneurial mind and track record.
Dato' Michael Loh Soon Gnee, Director
Dato’ Michael Loh Soon Gnee became a director in September 2014. Dato’ Loh has a distinguished career in the semiconductor industry with more than 34 years of experience in wafer fabrication, research and development and assembly, testing and distribution of semiconductor products. He is currently the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of: ASTI Holdings Limited (SGX:AITH.SI), a publicly-traded company engaged in the business of researching, designing, developing and manufacturing semiconductor equipment; Advanced Systems Automation Limited (SGX:ASDA.SI), a publicly-traded provider of automated semiconductor backend process equipment and precision engineering manufacturing services; Dragon Group International Limited (SGX:DRGN.SI), a publicly-traded investment holding company; Chief Executive Officer of Eoplex, Inc., a Silicon Valley HVPF™ Print-Forming process technology company; and Dragon Technology Distribution Pte. Ltd., a pan-Asia company with operating subsidiaries in the electronic components distribution business. Dato’ Loh received a Bachelor of Science with a Double Major in Business Economics & Chemical Engineering from the State University of New York.
Patrick Gray, Director
Patrick Gray became a director in June 2011. He joined Axesstel in March 2004 as vice president, controller. In 2005, he was promoted to senior vice president, corporate controller. In February 2007, he was named chief financial officer, and in November 2013, he was named our chief executive officer. From 1996 to 2004, Gray served in various finance and accounting positions at REMEC, Inc., a San Diego based designer and manufacturer of telecom equipment for the worldwide mobile communications market, including vice president, corporate controller and vice president, controller of global operations. At REMEC, Gray was responsible for the financial management of all domestic and international entities including China, Costa Rica, Mexico and the Philippines. He also participated in over twenty merger and acquisition transactions and multiple financings. From 1985 to 1996, Gray served in various accounting positions at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and Hughes Aircraft Company. Gray holds an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University and a B.S. in business administration with a concentration in accounting from California State University, Northridge.