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Heart of Micron: Micron Employee’s Tenacity Got Ventilators to Field Hospitals Faster

By Martina Trucco - 2020-04-16

Soon after the COVID-19 outbreak started in China, the government built temporary hospitals in Wuhan to care for the huge influx of sick people.

One of the most critical pieces of equipment in these hospitals was ventilators. Coronavirus causes severe pneumonia in some patients, and ventilators are needed to oxygenate their blood while their bodies fight the infection.

Iris Sun, a Micron customer sales operations specialist in Shenzhen, worked closely with a channel partner to get products to a Chinese company, Mindray, that builds ventilators and other medical equipment for these new hospitals.

“It was a really urgent request,” Sun said in an interview via Zoom with Martina Trucco, vice president of Global Communications & Marketing at Micron.

Sun is new to Micron — she came aboard in mid-January, just before the outbreak — but her tenacity, focus on customers and ability to work collaboratively with many others helped her expedite product orders against all odds, according to Wendy Guo, manager of Customer Sales Operations. She worked from home, one of the many challenges that she quickly adapted to.

“Thanks to all team members who helped me with this urgent issue,” Sun said.

Iris Sun selfie

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Martina Trucco

Martina Trucco

Vice President of Global Corporate Marketing and Corporate Communications
With a passion for a great technology story and a love for all things nerdy, Martina helps demystify the tech behind today's headlines by talking with the experts and business leaders driving the trends. Martina is an award-winning marketer leading a global team responsible for telling Micron’s story – to our customers, partners, employees, media and the world. @martinatrucco