New Appointments Strengthen KBA’s Position in Greater China
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Press release from the issuing company
Eric Wong joins KBA as general manager of KBA (HK) Co. Ltd
“Change” is a key word for KBA in 2015. A substantial general strategic realignment of product lines and the organizational structure has been in place since the introduction of KBA’s Fit@All programme at the end of 2013, whereby KBA is to push ahead with new market orientation more actively while enhancing and optimizing core businesses.
KBA will focus more on digital printing, packaging printing, flexographic and specialty printing, among others. It is without a doubt that this project will bring more innovative ideas to China’s printing enterprises and help provide better products and services.
As KBA’s largest single market, KBA Greater China is of the utmost importance. KBA has experienced rapid growth of its printing machinery market in Taiwan in recent years, marked by the establishment of KBA Taiwan Co. Ltd. on 9 October 2014. Taiwan is a vibrant market with high demand for KBA’s highly automated and efficient sheetfed presses. It is also an important backbone in the business development of KBA Greater China.
Joseph Kwan new general manager of KBA Taiwan Co. Ltd.
In order to cope with growing customer demands, Joseph Kwan, former general manager of KBA (HK) Co. Ltd., has been appointed general manager of KBA Taiwan Co. Ltd. and will switch his focus to the new team and new business opportunities in Taiwan. With his outstanding managerial competence, rich industry experience and enthusiasm, he and his team will provide KBA customers in Taiwan with innovative technologies and professional services.
In order to strengthen KBA’s leading market position and sustainable development in the Greater China region further, KBA announced the appointment of Eric Wong as general manager of KBA (HK) Co. Ltd. He succeeded Joseph Kwan in managing the overall operation and marketing activities in Hong Kong and South China on 2 January 2015.
32 years in the printing industry
Eric Wong has devoted himself to the printing industry in Greater China for more than thirty years. He has witnessed various development stages in China’s printing industry since the 1980’s from its inception to the take-off in the past decade. Having been with manroland for 32 years, joining the young and ambitious KBA Greater China team is a new and promising challenge in Eric’s professional career. “Joining a company with two hundred years history of technical innovation, a strong and broad array of product lines, and positive entrepreneurial team spirit I am proud to have become a member of the KBA family and will do my utmost to continue leading KBA in Greater China to new heights”, said Eric Wong upon his appointment.
Walter Zehner, CEO of KBA Greater China, congratulated Joseph Kwan and Eric Wong on their appointments and extended the warmest welcome to Eric Wong on joining the KBA family. “I believe that Eric with his over three decades of excellent managerial and marketing experience as well as his amazing ability to respond to the great challenges in China's printing industry will strongly contribute to increasing the market share of KBA Greater China. After Joe Kwan’s outstanding contribution to gain a firm and sustainable foothold in the Greater Chinese market, Eric Wong is now in a position to make dreams come true for our customers by providing the latest technology and application platforms engineered by KBA”, said Zehner.
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