Before joining HallStar, Dr. Hu served as vice president of global technology at Beckers Consumer Design Finishes (CDF), a division of Beckers Industrial Coatings/Lindengruppen, which specializes in coatings for consumer electronics and household appliances. He managed a technical team of 80 people in Asia, Europe and North America, and was responsible for the division’s R&D strategy and patent portfolio.
Prior to Beckers, he held several key positions at PPG Industries, including technical director, industrial coatings in the Asia Pacific region. Based in China, he led an international team of 250 and established technical organizations in developing countries to support the company’s global growth.
Dr. Hu has a PhD in photochemical science from Bowling Green State University and has completed MBA training from the University of Pittsburgh.