CINCINNATI, OH (August 22, 2014) – To support its continued growth and expansion in the Asia Pacific region, Michelman has hired Mr. Richard Yang as its new Regional Sales Manager, Asia-Pacific, Chemical Specialties, and Country Manager, China.
Mr. Yang will be responsible for growth initiatives and strategic planning in this critical region, and will direct the company’s Asia Pacific sales team, including agents and distributors. Yang will serve on Michelman’s Chemical Specialties and Asia Pacific Leadership teams, and will work closely with the company’s regional and global Marketing & Technology teams. He will work out of Michelman’s Shanghai offices.
Mr. Yang brings over twenty years of experience, most recently serving as Regional Business Manager, Asia Pacific, at Honeywell. He is a naturalized Australian citizen and holds both a Master of Management from Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Australia and a Bachelor of Engineering, with specialty in Polymer Material, from the Shanghai Jiaotong University in Shanghai, China.
Michelman is a global developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly advanced materials for industry. Michelman’s water-based surface modifiers, additives and polymers add value in a wide range of applications including wood care, floor care, industrial coatings, paints, varnishes, inks, fibers, composites, and construction products. As an innovator in the development of barrier and functional coatings, and digital printing press primers, Michelman adds value to consumer and industrial packaging, labels and commercially printed materials. Michelman serves its multinational and regional customers with production facilities in North America, Europe and Asia; product development and technical service centers in several major global markets; and a worldwide team of highly trained business development personnel.
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