Louis Woo

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Louis Woo

Special assistant to Foxconn chairman Terry Gou

Foxconn Technology Group executive Louis Woo was interviewed by Milwaukee 7 co-chair Gale Klappa at the recent Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce all-member meeting. Woo said Foxconn’s plans for its massive LCD panel operation in Mount Pleasant go beyond just producing television screens and the company’s work in America has to be different than what it does in Asia.

  • “You have that hard-working ethic and also the essence of manufacturing, so if we don’t come to Wisconsin, where else would we go?”

  • “It’s people, it’s you guys who have drawn us here …. All these people, they are making us so welcome here in Wisconsin.”

  • “I walked down one of the streets in Marquette University,  one of the policemen came up to me, I’m not very good friend of policemen normally, especially in America, but he just wanted to shake my hand and say welcome to Wisconsin. That’s how heartwarming it is, it just makes you feel at home.”

  • “Just to build a most advanced display manufacturing facility or campus … that’s only half of the battle.”

  • “Our decision to be in America is to do something completely different than what we are doing so successfully in Asia. We are all businessmen; if we are doing exactly the same thing, there is basically no reason why we should be in America.”

  • “I think our challenge in front of us is to create an ecosystem that will take advantage of the hardware we will build …. We will be looking at a lot of domain experts to build vertical solutions on top of this hardware platform.”

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