This book is about a vision. A call to action. To do something Steve Jobs and others said would never happen again. To bring Electronics Manufacturing back to America.
In Flying Eagle, I hope to convey to you, the reader, the tireless and patriotic efforts by many, to reshore manufacturing and create jobs in the United States.
By including my personal experiences, observations and thoughts, I try to describe key actions and events that shaped investment and site selection decisions. By sharing anecdotes and behind-the-scenes accounts, I hope you will learn more about the narrative beyond public statements and media reports.
My goal is to fill the gap of knowledge and offer fresh perspective to unanswered questions, e.g. Why Foxconn in America, Why Wisconsin?
I wish to set the record straight and tell the stories in our own words. I thank you for reading and hope this book will help the reader better understand the meaning of Flying Eagle.
Wisconsin, April 2022
Redefining INNOVATION across the Globe
Dr. Alan Yeung is an author, entrepreneur, investor and senior technology executive having leadership roles at startups and multinational firms headquartered in the United States, Europe and Asia.
Alan is most recently known for his work with Foxconn having led their multi-billion dollar US investment projects.
As a part of this project, codenamed ‘Flying Eagle’, Alan is credited with negotiating America's largest foreign direct investment package, bringing billions of investment dollars and thousands of jobs to Wisconsin.
Prior to his departure Alan was Foxconn’s US Director of Strategic Initiatives, President of FEWI Development Corporation, and top executive in North America.
Alan recently released his latest book “Flying Eagle”, which covers the initial phase of the $10B investment project. In this part 1 of a 2 part series, the book Flying Eagle tells the story of how Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou decided to partner with the Trump administration to reshore electronics manufacturing to America.
What many people don’t know is that Alan is also an educator, inventor and holder of multiple U.S. patents. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, his MBA from UC-Berkeley and PhD from Stanford.
Alan has been fortunate to lead more than a dozen projects from emerging technology startups to multibillion-dollar international ventures. He has served as a senior executive throughout Silicon Valley and the Asian Pacific market and is currently a Professor of Practice for Entrepreneurship at The University of Wisconsin, his alma mater.
WHAT'S NEXT FOR ALAN?
WISCONSIN IDEA & INNOVATION
As a global leader in strategy and business development, Alan wants to focus on Wisconsin Idea and Innovation (“WII”) initiatives that can transform our state.
While the Wisconsin Idea dates back to University of Wisconsin in the late 1800s and continues to resonate today, Alan believes our government and Wisconsin businesses, besides UW and other WI education institutions, also have a role to play. Alan believes in forging academic, public and private partnerships (AP3) where we would identify and prioritize the pressing needs of individuals, businesses and communities in Wisconsin. And help them seize opportunities and meet challenges through policy and technology based solutions.
Alan believes he can help bring public policies, capital, and human ingenuity together, and transform the way we work, live, raise our families, and serve our communities.
To build on the Wisconsin Idea, Alan is looking forward to launching WII initiatives that will improve lives across Wisconsin. And move Wisconsin forward.