Steven Wong is a critical member of the AEye Operations Team. His responsibilities include: checking products for defects, recording all materials into Netsuite, working with buyers and the purchasing team to ensure that invoices and sales orders are received, and much, much more. Previously, he worked at BioVision as a Shipping Specialist, where he coordinated domestic and international shipments and fulfilled materials for various departments and resolved discrepancies. Steve also worked in Technical Support at Cisco, where he would analyze and build systems per customer’s request, troubleshoot and diagnose hardware and software, and program and assemble special orders.
We sat down with Steven to learn more about his professional credentials and achievements, why he wanted to work in the AV industry, and his favorite San Francisco 49er’s memory.
Q: For your role, you’ve accumulated an impressive amount of professional credentials and achievements. What are they and how are they a value to AEye and its customers?
Most of my career has been in warehouse operation logistics. Over the years, I’ve worked at many companies and achieved a unique skill set that helps move AEye forward. Because I’ve worked in a variety of industries, like semiconductors, biotech, and now automotive, I’ve had to complete a lot of different trainings, from “Dangerous Goods” training, to IATA certifications, leadership compliance, and more, which all play a key role in my work here at AEye.
Q: What made you want to be a part of the autonomous vehicle industry?
I decided to join the automotive industry because I wanted to learn more about it. I had heard a lot of great things about what vehicles will be like in the future, and working hands-on in the industry is a great way to learn about the future of automotive! I watch a lot of Sci-Fi movies – and to be a part of something that’s like straight out of Sci-Fi is very exciting. I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next.
Q: You’re a huge San Francisco 49ers fan! What is your favorite 49ers memory?
My favorite 49ers memory is going to this past season’s Division Title game against the Green Bay Packers. This was the first time I’d seen the Niners play in a Title game and it was so electrifying. And then they won and went to the Super Bowl. I’m glad I was there and able to witness that exhilarating moment.