C. Scott Kulicke

Summary : C. Scott Kulicke was the first to prove that a Japanese competitor could indeed be beaten with superior products

C. Scott Kulicke (1994) was the first to prove that a Japanese competitor could indeed be beaten with superior products

  • He is a master of using product innovation as a means to gain a competitive advantage
    • Using a technology strategy, he was the first executive from any industry to systematically beat a Japan giant
      • He did this in the early eighties, when Japan was at its strongest
    • A cynic at heart, he was always prepared
  • Then he was the first to successfully move an entire equipment company to Asia
    • Many others had been broken just moving companies inside their own countries
    • In doing so, Scott ensured the long term success of K&S

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