Dealerscope 2019 Hall of Fame: Michelle Mao, TCL
A decade ago, if you were to walk into your nearby big-box retail chain and head for the electronics department to gaze up at the expansive TV wall, you’d have seen all kinds of brand names—from Samsung, to Sony, to LG, to Vizio, and more. One name that you certainly wouldn’t have seen was TCL—a Shenzhen, China-based company that, until just a handful of years ago, didn’t have a presence here in the United States.
Today, though, TCL stands as one of the leading TV brands around the globe, having shipped more than 20 million TVs worldwide last year. And, here in the U.S., the brand stands as the fastest-growing TV manufacturer around.
That growth here in the ever-important U.S. market was made essentially entirely possible thanks to the work of Michelle Mao, President of TCL North America, and a 2019 inductee into Dealerscope’s Hall of Fame.