Stan Shih at the 2007 Taiwan Brands' Trend Forum
Stan Shih (Chinese: 施振榮; pinyin: Shī Zhènróng; b. December 8, 1944 in Rokkō Town (鹿港街), Shōka District (彰化郡) of Taichū Prefecture, Japanese Taiwan) is founder, president, and chairman of Acer Inc. In 1976, after receiving bachelor's and master's degrees in electronic engineering from National Chiao Tung University, Shih founded Multitech with his wife Carolyn Yeh and five partners. Shih chaired Multitech through to 1987, when the company was renamed Acer, continuing as Acer chairman until his retirement in late 2004, having seen the company grow from a tiny start-up to a billion-dollar worldwide brand. Shih remained active in charity work during his retirement, including serving as a special representative of President Chen Shui-bian to the APEC Australia 2007. In November 2013, Shih returned to Acer after being reinstated as president and chairman.