Zou Yuan Yuan
This is Zou Yuan Yuan, managing director of Dussun Electronics Co. Ltd. That's pronounced da-sun, as in "Da sun, boss, da sun!"
He's standing in front of an array of test equipment that stands behind his office desk. It would make John Atkinson green with envy.
Why does the company's managing director have test equipment in his office? "When I left school [as an EE], I went to work for Red Lantern [a large Chinese electronics manufacturer, founded in 1960], designing test equipment. After a year or so, I joined the amplification design team."
Designing test equipment influences Zou Yuan Yuan's amplifier design philosophy. "Things must sound good—but we start with good measurements and proceed from there."
When Red Lantern folded in 1998, Zou started Korsun, taking with him a hand-picked team of Red Lantern veterans. Most of his 12 employees were part of that crew.
Korsun became Dussun in 2005, when Zou bought the company from his investors.
"Does the word Dussun mean anything?"
"No, I took a dictionary and looked for words that had no meaning."