SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unique Solutions Design, Ltd, developer of innovative body fit solutions and technologies, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tuoc Luong as CEO and a new board of directors and a senior advisor as part of a strategic plan to position itself as the Go-To Experts on Body Data, and launch an aggressive online apparel sizing-matching campaign planned for Winter 2014. Unique Solutions Ltd. Founder Tanya Shaw has moved into the role of executive chairwoman of the board.
In his new role as company CEO, Mr. Luong will run the company from Silicon Valley—commuting to Halifax frequently. The plan is to build-out the company's Silicon Valley presence, he said.
The two new additions to Unique Solutions' board of directors and advisory committee are Arlene Dickinson and Stephen I. Sadove, respectively. As a director, Ms. Dickinson brings a wealth of one-to-one marketing experience and data analytics. Mr. Sadove will serve as Senior Advisor to Executive Chairwoman Tanya Shaw, with a focus on penetrating the apparel sector.
Founder and Executive Chairwoman Tanya Shaw said: "The appointment of Tuoc, Stephen and Arleen are part of Unique Solution's long-term goal of becoming the premiere body data experts globally. We are most fortunate to have this highly distinguished group serve in their new roles."
Unique Solutions Design Ltd. CEO Tuoc Luong said: "What attracted me to Unique Solutions is its potential to own and dominate a large category of data that no other company has access to. Where Google, Facebook and Amazon may have user interest, behavior and transaction data, they do not have access to a user's physical body. Through its patented body scan technology deployed over a couple of years, Unique has amassed physical body dimension of well over 1 million users and growing. This positions the company well as it looks to businesses from fashion apparel fitting to the health and wellness industry."
TUOC LUONG most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer of Shanda Online. Previously, Luong served as the Global Senior Vice President of Yahoo from 2007 to 2010, where he led the Search Division and was responsible for Yahoo Search products worldwide. Prior to joining Yahoo, Luong served as the Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering at Zazzle Inc. and Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Engineering and Technology of IAC Search & Media, Inc. (formerly Ask Jeeves Inc.) Prior to joining Ask Jeeves, Luong worked at Microsoft Corporation as its general manager for BackOffice and Hosted Service from January 1999 to March 2000. Prior to Microsoft, he served as Vice President of research for Baan Company, an enterprise resource planning company. He has also worked with Oracle Corporation, and Informix Software. Mr. Luong holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.S. degree in Engineering Management from Santa Clara University.
ARLENE DICKINSON is a Canadian author, entrepreneur, television personality and venture capitalist. She has served as a partner at Venture Communications since 1988. In 1998 she became sole owner and has grown the company into a strategic and creative powerhouse for a blue-chip client list, which includes Toyota (Prairie Region), Cenovus Energy, Travel Alberta, Mayo Clinic, Brookfield Residential, and Husky Energy. Under Dickenson's direction, Venture has been recognized as one of the 50 Best Managed Companies in Canada for three consecutive years. In 2007, Dickenson joined the cast of the CBC business reality show Dragon's Den during its second season. She was selected to perform on the series after she won numerous awards, including Calgary Business Owner of the Year, PROFIT magazine's Top 100 Business Owners, the Pinnacle Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence and Canada's Most Powerful Women Top 100. Dickenson continues to make guest appearances on top-rated television shows as Canada's top entrepreneur.
STEPHEN I SADOVE is retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saks Incorporated. Between January 2002 and November 2013, Stephen I. Sadove held positions of increasing responsibility with Saks Incorporated. In January 2002, Sadove joined the management team of Saks as Vice Chairman. In March 2004, he assumed the additional post of Chief Operating Officer of the Company and in January 2006 he assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer. He held the post of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saks between May 2007 and November 2013. Prior to joining Saks, Sadove built a distinguished marketing and consumer products career spanning more than 25 years. Between 1975 and 1991, Sadove held various positions of increasing responsibility with General Foods USA, including Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Desserts Division. Sadove joined Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in 1991 as President of Clairol. In 1994, he was appointed President, Worldwide Clairol, having direct responsibility for the Clairol business in the United States as well as all of the consumer businesses in Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. In 1996, he was appointed to the post of President, Bristol-Myers Squibb Worldwide Beauty Care, with responsibility for Clairol Worldwide and Matrix Essentials. In 1997, he was appointed President, Bristol-Myers Squibb Worldwide Beauty Care and Nutritionals, adding Mead Johnson Nutritionals to his duties. Sadove is a graduate of Hamilton College and holds an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board for National Retail Federation as well as a member of public company boards of Colgate-Palmolive, JCPenney, Aramark and Ruby Tuesday.
ABOUT UNIQUE SOLUTIONS DESIGN LTD.
With offices in Nova Scotia, Philadelphia and Silicon Valley, Unique Solutions Design Ltd has provided innovative body fit solutions since 1994, and owns the only body scanning technology to measure an individual while fully clothed. Unique Solutions develops and commercializes advanced body measurement technologies, and maintain the largest database of body measurements that accurately reflects the real size and shape of consumers. Its highly acclaimed apparel size-matching service, Me-Ality—Measured Reality—premiered in 2010—and has been a dream come true for consumers by taking the guesswork out of finding their best fitting apparel styles. In 2014, the company launched an online "Predictive Model" for apparel shoppers that allows them to input a few key measurements and shop with high accuracy online. Unique Solution's proprietary technology yields aggregate data and body measurement information that readily translates into better fitting products and services. This unique data provides added value to multi-billion dollar industries including health and fitness, sports and fashion. For more information about Unique Solutions Design, Ltd., please visit www.me-ality.com.