For sales inquiries and product information, please select and complete this form and a Planar Sales Representative will get back to you.
To schedule a showroom tour, please select and complete this form and a local Planar Sales Representative will contact you to make arrangements.
Mr. Zhang is President and CEO of Planar. He has been the President of Leyard American Corporation, Leyard's initial North America branch, since 2014. Beginning in 2003, he held various positions at Leyard Optoelectronic Company in Beijing, China, including Vice President, General Counsel, and General Manager. He also has served in various leadership positions at Lucent Technology and ComEd.
Ms. Hines joined Planar in 2019 as General Counsel and was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2022. She provides executive leadership and leads the company’s legal, human resources, and IT functions. She is an experienced leader and business-oriented legal advisor. Prior to joining Planar, Ms. Hines worked in-house at Biamp Systems and CLEAResult. Prior to that, she worked in private practice, primarily as a business litigator at Perkins Coie LLP. She graduated from the University of Sioux Falls with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication and received her JD from Lewis & Clark Law School.
Mr. Baumgartner joined Planar in 2000 and currently serves as Chief Operations Officer. He has served in a variety of leadership roles in operations, marketing and sales during his tenure at Planar. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Baumgartner held a marketing role a LeCroy Corporation and a variety of engineering and marketing roles at Tektronix. Mr. Baumgartner received his Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering and his Bachelors of Science in Economics with a concentration in Marketing from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Schmidt joined Planar in 2001 and currently serves as Chief Revenue Officer. Since joining Planar, Mr. Schmidt has held various customer-facing positions in Customer Service, Marketing, Business Development, and Sales. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Schmidt worked in Marketing at Mentor Graphics, and as a Project Manager for Washington County (OR) Land Use & Transportation. Mr. Schmidt has a Bachelors of Science in Economics and a Masters in Business Administration from Willamette University.
Mr. Geng has been Vice President of Strategic Projects for over 20 years, leading projects for key customers. He has been responsible for the creation and deployment of some the company’s most complex installations around the globe including CNN Studios in Washington DC and Hudson Yards, NBC Studios across the US, multiple NBC Olympic Studios and the stunning 2008 Summer Olympics’ Open Ceremony that featured the memorable huge LED scroll on the ground with five interlocking Olympic rings. Mr. Geng holds a Bachelors of Science in Electronic Engineering and a Masters of Science in Electronic Engineering.
Mr. Tremante joined the company in 2019, managing the Latin America region. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Tremante has held sales and management positions at leading audio visual companies for over 25 years, including AboutAV, Solutione, Polycom, PictureTel and Siemens. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidad Presbiteriana Mackenzie.
Mr. Miura joined the company in 2014 leading the company’s business in Japan across multiple vertical segments and applications. Mr. Miura held positions in product management, division management and systems engineering roles at Barco. He has been involved in the display business for over 25 years and the LED display business for over 20 years. He holds a degree from Nippon University, Department of Science and Engineering.
Mr. Wang currently serves as the CEO of Planar International. He joined Leyard Group in 2007, holding management positions in product research and development. In 2015 he joined Planar, holding roles in market development and custom LED projects. In 2022, Mr. Wang was appointed CEO of Planar International, managing Planar’s business in Asia, Oceania, Middle East and Africa. He holds an undergraduate degree and a Master’s in Business Administration.