VMI appoints Chen Xing as new general manager of VMI Yantai

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Chen Xing Chunjing has been named the new general manager of VMI Yantai. Chunjing succeeds Xu Kangyuan who retired after having headed up VMI Yantai for almost 20 years.

The Asian marketplace, and especially the Chinese market, has been a key part of VMI’s growth strategy over the past 20 years and more. Today, VMI Yantai has more than 330 employees and operates as an integrated part of the global VMI organization.

The appointment of Chunjing as general manager of VMI in China confirms that both China and the wider Asian market will remain extremely important to VMI.

Chunjing has over 30 years of experience in managing large production facilities, mainly in the automotive industry. In his new position he will be responsible for continuing Yantai’s strategic development, accelerating production and bringing new levels of agility using Lean techniques and advanced analytics to drive operational efficiency.

Harm Voortman, president and CEO of VMI Group, commented, “Together with the manufacturing facilities in Poland and the Netherlands, VMI Yantai plays a crucial role in the growth and success of VMI. China is a very important market for the company. By strengthening our top management in China, we ensure the support of our customers in their ambitious plans.”

VMI appoints Chen Xing as new general manager of VMI Yantai

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