Friday, March 22, 2013

Last Day With Chi Cheng

Today is my last day working with Chi Cheng.  I am going to take some time to put together my thoughts on the past 10 years, and what I have learned along the way.  In the meantime I wanted to share an email that I sent to my team today.

As many of you know, today is my last day working for Chi Cheng.  After 10 ½ years, I have decided that it is time to move on to pursue other interests that I have.  It is tough to type this email as I consider so many of you as my friend.

I want to thank the management team for all of their guidance, patience, and leadership.  I only had a technical background when I came to Chi Cheng, but with the help of the management team I was able to learn how to effectively manage projects, engage with the customers, and how to lead a team to success.  Thank you for giving me the opportunity to learn and grow over the years.  I would not be in the position to achieve my dreams if it was not for the great mentoring I received from all of you.

I want to thank the R&D and PM teams for all of the excellent support you have given over this time.  One thing that sets Chi Cheng apart from all of our competitors is the innovative solutions we are able to come up with to solve problems.  You all have taught me so much technically, and I am amazed every day at some of the technologies we have developed over the past 10 years.  The PM team has worked endless hours in order to keep up with my demanding style of project management, and I cannot thank you enough.  ACC would have never achieved the great successes we have seen if not for all of your hard work.  In particular I need to say a special thank you to David Tan and his team.  I have spent more time working with him and his team then I have spent with my own family.  No matter the arguments or frustrations, his team always treated me with kindness when I visit ZCC.  Thank you so much.  As I step away, I have full confidence that you all are able to manage the projects better than I ever could.

Jeff, Judy, and Norman always made me feel at home during my 10 years at Chi Cheng.  I guess when you start out as a “family business” that mentality spreads around to all of the employees.  I always felt like family when I was working with all of you, and I think that is why it is hard to make this decision to leave.  Although it is hard to say goodbye, I am very excited for what my future holds.  I am taking a break from the manufacturing industry, and going to focus on how I can use my programming and business development skills to build products to make the society around me a better place.  I hope to continue relationships with all of you.  If any of you come to Chicago, please be sure to reach out to me, and I will do the same if I come back Taiwan or China.  Thank you again for everything.  I could not have asked for a better team to spend the past 10 years with.