Management Team

 

Our Management Team

RAE Systems’ executive team brings a wealth of experience from many corners of the high technology and safety industries, and academia. The group of seasoned, highly educated managers understands the needs of customers – demonstrated by an established record of success in developing and delivering the latest technologies and innovation in gas- and radiation-detection solutions.

Thomas Nègre
Vice President of Products and Marketing
Ryan Watson
Vice President of Sales
North and South America
Yongbiao Qian
General Manger, RAE-KLH
Wen-Peng Hsueh
Vice President of Engineering
 

 


 

Thomas Nègre - Vice President of Marketing and Products 

Thomas Nègre
Vice President of Products and Marketing

Thomas Nègre joined RAE Systems in 2004 when he founded RAE Systems’ operation in France, now headquartered in Lyon, France. He accepted his current leadership role in 2011, where he has global responsibility for corporate and product marketing and management, including marketing communications and demand-generation functions, and product certifications. In 2006, he was named RAE Systems’ director of global product marketing.

Prior to joining RAE Systems, Mr. Nègre was a regional sales manager and product-marketing manager for several instrumentation and gas-detection companies, including Panametrics and GE Sensing in France.

He was born and raised in France. He holds two master degrees in scientific and technical subjects; one for studies in physics measurement and instrumentation from University of Provence in France in 1994, and one for science and business studies from the School of Management in Marseille, France, in 1996. He completed a Stanford University executive management program in 2010.

  
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Ryan Watson - Vice President of Sales, North and South America 

Ryan Watson
Vice President of Sales
North and South America

Ryan Watson joined RAE Systems in 1999, and has led the company’s sales and service operations for North and South America since 2008. Mr. Watson possess many years of field experience selling into multiple market segments, including the industrial, fire/first responder, government/military, oil and gas, petrochemical, and environmental markets. 

While at RAE Systems, he has served as the company’s Midwest regional sales manager and as sales director for the Eastern U.S. and Canadian regions. Prior to joining RAE Systems, Mr. Watson was employed by distributor partners that promoted sales, service and rental of products for the safety, compliance and multi-million dollar asset protection business. 

He is an active member of several trade organizations, including the ASSE (American Society of Safety Engineers), and the AIHA (American Industrial Hygiene Association).

Mr. Watson currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri, and has a bachelors’ degree in human environmental sciences from the University of Missouri.

  
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Yongbiao Qian - General Manger, RAE-KLH 

Yongbiao Qian
General Manger, RAE-KLH

Yongbiao Qian joined RAE Systems in 2001. He was named general manager of RAE-KLH, responsible for RAE Systems China Operations, in 2010.  As a RAE subsidiary in China, RAE-KLH is responsible for Mainland China’s business operations, including sales, marketing, service and systems integration. 

Mr. Qian joined RAE Systems from Shanghai University, where he headed of the Department of Electronic Science & Technology.

Mr. Qian was named RAE Systems’ senior director of sensor operations, which included responsibility for sensor R&D, engineering, manufacturing and quality assurance for RAE Systems’ Sensor Business Unit. He has had many successes over the years, including expanding the company’s sensor team and led the team to develop a variety of sensor lines. These include electrochemical sensors (EC), photoionization detectors (PID), non-dispersive infrared sensors (NDIR), lower explosive limit sensors (LEL) and radiation sensors.

Mr. Qian holds a Ph.D. from Shanghai University and has accumulated more than 25 years of experience in materials science and sensor technology.

  
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Wen-Peng Hsueh - Vice President of Engineering 

Wen-Peng Hsueh
Vice President of Engineering

Wen-Peng Hsueh joined RAE Systems in 1999 and was named vice president of engineering in 2012. During his time with RAE Systems, Mr. Hsueh was a senior firmware engineer where he developed several firmware-related processes and a tracking database to improve software development efficiencies. As director of software and firmware development in 2007, Mr. Hsueh lead a team to develop a range of products, including third-generation photoionization detector (PID) technology and the second-generation of RAE Systems’ MultiRAE detection product family.

Prior to joining RAE Systems, he worked as a software engineer and manager. In 1995, he developed several multi-channel optical switches at Lightech Fiberoptics, Inc. and he designed a highly efficient memory cycling system that cut cycle times in half while at Integrated Silicon Solution in 1997.

He was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, and received a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from National Cheng-Kung University in 1984. He served in the Air Force for two years before earning a masters’ degree in computer engineering at the University of Massachusetts in 1988. Mr. Hsueh became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2007.

  
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