JAST Company Management Background: Decades of electronic, paper product, plastic product, plush toy, and sewn goods manufacturing experience.
President and Managing Director Steve Chen received his master's degree in Computer Science Engineering from San Jose State University and his bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Electronic Engineering from Feng-Chia University, Taiwan. After pursuing his doctorate at the University of Santa Clara, he joined NASA Ames Research Center as a senior software engineer. After working at NASA, Steve worked at the IBM Corporation as a development team leader. Ultimately returning to Asia, Steve launched his own company designing and manufacturing computer peripherals. By chance, his technical expertise led to a working partnership with Gibson Greetings for the creation of the popular Silly Slammers sound plush line – the first in a long series of successful "high tech, soft touch" plush toy products produced by JAST.
Vice President Justine Xiang has been with JAST since day one in 1995. Justine is responsible for analysis, research, strategy, and product development.