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New General Manager at ESCATEC
ESCATEC, the global electronic and box-build solution provider, announced recently its newly appointed General Manager (GM) and latest addition to its Senior Management Team, Lambert Schutters. Mr. Schutters assumes the responsibilities of Johan Halling, who stepped down as GM of ESCATEC Electronics and ESCATEC Medical in Penang. Mr Halling continues to support the ESCATEC Group temporarily with his invaluable insight and experience, ensuring operational continuity and a smooth on-boarding for the new GM who is reporting directly to Juha Arola, COO of the ESCATEC Group. Mr. Schutters has joined ESCATEC from Siemens, where he held the position of Managing Director at one of their Budapest, Hungary, factories. He has over 25 years of experience in key management roles at leading manufacturing companies worldwide, including Flextronics and Phillips. He has accumulated not only leadership and business development skills, but also extensive knowledge in purchasing and supply chain management. Under his motivating leadership, manufacturing companies have achieved sustainable, highly productive and cost effective business. “We are sad to hear of Johan’s decision to leave ESCATEC and wish him every success in his future endeavours. Moving forward, we welcome Lambert Schutters and are confident his strong focus on quality, cost, on time delivery and excellent communication will bring lasting value to our customers and to our employees,” says Juha Arola.
Keeping a watchful eye
According to recent surveys, businesses will have a greater influence than governments in shaping the future of our society. And society has never kept such a watchful eye on companies to ensure companies are good corporate citizens. More than ever, it’s extremely important for OEMs to comply with global standards and regulations. OEMs protect their brand reputations fiercely. And rightly so – quality, reliability and compliancy are key factors for their continued success. Without compliancy, hefty fines or suspensions could potentially occur, causing delays or even loss of a company’s competitive edge. It is therefore imperative for EMS partners to establish a bond of trust with OEMs. That being said, they must deliver the products OEMs demand; products that will safeguard their reputations. But how can EMS providers stay globally compliant with constantly shifting regulatory requirements? Reliably managing the complexity and volume of compliance data takes an enormous amount of time and labour. Today’s digital world enables data to be managed by reputable supply chain data management solution providers. ESCATEC has taken steps to secure their customers’ trust by selecting one of the largest and most reliable supply chain data management companies on the market today: Assent Compliance. Assent Compliance offers ESCATEC a combination of software, regulatory expertise and an extensive data network. Their platform solution adapts to support changing regulatory requirements and outputs results for ESCATEC. Assent Compliance communicates with a network of 300,000 supplier companies, and collects supply chain data for a variety of data types. Through the Assent Compliance Platform, ESCATEC can create and send comprehensive reports in real time with ease and the confidence of having the latest data at hand.
Dr. Thomas Dekorsy appointed as Chief Sales Officer
Leading electronics and box build design and manufacturing solution provider ESCATEC has recently announced the appointment of Dr. Thomas Dekorsy to the newly created position of Chief Sales Officer (CSO). Dr. Dekorsy, previously the General Manager (GM) at ESCATEC Switzerland AG (ECH), assumed his new responsibilities for the ESCATEC Group on August 1, 2018. Reporting directly to Markus Walther, the Group’s Managing Director, he will strategically manage the expansion of the company’s customer base and the achievement of the Group’s aggressive growth targets.
ESCATEC appoints Chief Operating Officer
Longtime executive team member, Juha Arola, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the ESCATEC Group. The global provider of electronic and box build design, development and manufacturing solutions has chosen Mr. Arola to lead operations at all of its manufacturing facilities worldwide. Mr Arola will take up his responsibilities as COO beginning July 1, 2018. Prior to his appointment as COO, Mr. Arola first joined ESCATEC as Nordic sales manager in 2006 and from 2008 has been General Manager of the company's two Johor Bahru facilities, ESCATEC Mechatronics and ESCATEC Industries. The newly appointed COO will continue to act as GM for these facilities until a suitable successor is found. Mr. Arola has held numerous high-level management positions at industry-leading EMS and OEM companies and accumulated a wealth of experience in leadership and operations. Committed to leading the company in operational performance, the new COO will actively continue to implement lean manufacturing, improving quality, enhancing delivery performance and reducing costs for the ESCATEC Group. "I am excited to announce Juha Arola's appointment. He has been a key member of ESCATEC's management team for many years and has made significant contributions to the company's successful operations in Johor Bahru. As ESCATEC continues to grow and expand, it is important to have a highly competent, well-respected and resourceful executive leading our operations and Juha is well qualified for the job," says Group Managing Director, Markus Walther. For further information please contact ESCATEC Switzerland AG Katherine Lehmuller Heinrich-Wild-Strasse CH-9435 Heerbrugg, Switzerland Tel +41 (0)71 727 4099 email@example.com Download the press release as PDF below
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