New General Manager MEP-Suzhou Co. Ltd., China

Erstellt am: 20. Apr 2015

We are pleased to announce that John Zhiyong YANG has joined the MEP Global Management Team on Wednesday March 4th, 2015 as General Manager of Mehler Engineered Products (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. who is directly reporting to me.

John is a seasoned plant management professional with over 24 years work experience in Chemical and Industrial Gas industries. He graduated in 1990 with aIMG_7242_edit Diploma in Fine Chemical Engineering and then studied another Diploma in International Trade, before achieving his Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering. John is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

Upon graduation he joined DSM Oriental Chemicals’ Caprolactam plant in Nanjing and spent seven years developing his career from an Engineer to a Maintenance Supervisor. His next career move was with Praxair, where he worked for five years as Operation supervisor in charge of operations for 7 plants nationwide, and providing technical service to customers.

In 2002 he joined Rhodia Silicones as Production Manager, where he was in charge of production, planning and maintenance. After two year with Rhodia, John was attracted by the offer of a bigger platform with Wacker Chemical, and ended up spending the next 10 years with Wacker. Wacker Chemicals provided him a lot of opportunities to grow. He gained valuable experience as a Project Manager in building their first plant in China, and later became the Plant Manager of their Polymer Systems Plant in Zhangjiagang. He was then promoted to Site Manager in Nanjing and managed three plants. The products in the three plants were sold to construction, coating, and food industries.

“We searched nationally for a person with the right skills to propel and develop our organization further, as well as someone who complemented our senior executive team’s style”, said Joerg Czempisz, CEO of MEP Group. John met our criteria exactly and I am confident he will provide the leadership and direction following our global strategy to ensure MEP achieves its operational plan and goals in accordance with our mission, vision and values.”

John will be located in Suzhou working with both our local team and closely with our global team including the assigned technical support teams from Germany to grow business by satisfying our customers through Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory and Productivity.

John is a welcome addition to our business and joins us during a time of great opportunity to continue our success story by serving our local and international customers from our Chinese operation. Please join me in congratulating John on his selection and welcoming him to our team.


Joerg Czempisz


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