CINCINNATI, OH (March 1, 2011) – Michelman has strengthened its newly formed Global Fibers & Composites Business Unit with the hiring of Mr. Wenqing (Allen) Zhu to fill the position of Business Development Manager, Asia Pacific. Mr. Zhu will be based in Shanghai, China, and will focus on helping existing and prospective Michelman customers in China, Korea and Taiwan with fiber and composites related application and technical challenges.
Mr. Zhu has held various roles in sales, technical service and business development at companies including Ashland, a manufacturer of high performance composite materials, Celanese Emulsions, a manufacturer of emulsions for glass fiber applications, Saint-Gobain Vetrotex (now OCV), a technical fabric and glass fiber manufacturer, and SK Corp., a Shanghai based refractory. He holds a Bachelor of Material Science and Engineering from Nanjing University as well as a Master’s degree in International Trade.
Michelman is a global developer of water-based barrier and functional coatings for flexible film packaging, paperboard, and corrugated cartons; and water-based surface modifiers, additives and polymers for numerous industries including wood care, industrial coatings, inks, fibers, composites, and construction products. Michelman serves its multinational and regional customers with production facilities in the U.S., Europe and Singapore, and a worldwide network of highly trained field technical support personnel.
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