Asian Regional Manager for Thomas Swan (Shanghai)
I am delighted to be overseeing the expansion of Thomas Swan in the Asia/Pacific area. Over 14% of the company’s global business is into Asia and the Far East, and we are planning to grow that figure significantly over the coming years. My role is to provide local leadership from our regional hub in Shanghai, operating in our customers own time zone and providing them with immediate support.
I joined Thomas Swan in early 2011 as General Manager and took up my current position following a regional restructuring. As well as focussing on the continued growth of our performance product range in the region, I am also responsible for identifying opportunities for raw material export in support of the UK manufacturing operations.
I have an MBA from Manchester Business School and have successfully expanded operations for Pilkington Special Glass (Shanghai), joining Corning China as Regional Sales Director – Asia when they acquired Pilkington. I became China Operations Director for Gorilla Glass in 2010.