30.03.2007 – 05:30
Schaffner Group appoints Vice President Global Manufacturing - Further strengthening of key Asian market
The Board of Directors of Schaffner Holding AG (SWX Swiss Exchange: SAHN) has appointed Mr Ah Bee Goh (*1950) as Vice President Global Manufacturing and member of the Executive Board of the Schaffner Group with effect from July 1, 2007. Based at the Schaffner plant in Thailand, he will be responsible for overseeing the Schaffner Group's global manufacturing. After the Vice President Asia Business Development, Ah Bee Goh is the second member of the eight-strong Schaffner Executive Board to be domiciled in Asia.
The new Vice President Global Manufacturing of the Schaffner Group is a citizen of Singapore. He graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Production Engineering from University of Strathclyde and also an MSc in Industrial Engineering from National University of Singapore, and holds an MBA from the University of Surrey as well as an MSc in Finance from the University of Leicester. After being employed in management positions in globally active companies, including various hard-disk drive manufacturers, in 1991 he took over at Leica Instruments in Singapore with a workforce of around 600, where he served as Managing Director until his move to the Schaffner Group. Commenting on the appointment, Alexander Hagemann, Chief Executive Officer of the Schaffner Group, said: "With his extensive know-how and in-depth experience at management level, Mr Ah Bee Goh will strengthen the Schaffner Group's global manufacturing and, thanks to his roots in the Asian market, play a key role in expanding our activities in this important region."
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