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Amlan recruits to meet expansion goals in China
By Jane Byrne
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Amlan International, a producer of mineral-based feed additives, recently appointed eight sales, marketing and technical employees to its staff in China.
They include Michael Hua, regional technical service manager [pictured], and King Zhu, technical service manager.
As team lead, Hua wll support and coach the sales team and channel partners to successfully build and expand the local technical service experience. Zhu joins Hua’s technical service team and brings years of experience in swine production.
“China is the world’s largest producer of pork and the top three in poultry production, and operations continue to grow in the country. We’re committed to bringing the resources and expertise needed to help producers rise to the challenge to meet growing demand and evolving customer preferences,” said Fred Kao, Amlan’s vice president of global sales.
Amlan has also invested in expanding the capabilities of its three logistics centers, located strategically within China to meet the increased demand.
Its China subsidiary, Amlan Trading (Shenzhen) Company, Ltd., was established in 2013 and since added logistic warehouses in Tianjin, northeast China; Shenzhen in the southeast; and Chongqing in the southwest. The supply hubs allow it to quickly adjust to shifting product demands within the country, said Amlan.
“The size of China’s consumer base and its rising middle class are contributing to an increased demand in animal protein in that market. The strategic new hires and investment in our infrastructure in China help support our mission of providing excellence in technical and customer service to keep pace with the growth of the business and evolving regulations,” said Harold Zhou, director of operations for China, Amlan International.
In addition to Hua and Zhu, Amlan also recently added the following to the China team:
Teng Yingyun, area sales manager. He has 15 years of experience at another leading animal health company.
Chen Yazhou, sales manager. He brings 10-plus years of sales experience to Amlan to support poultry and swine customers.
Luo Qiong, sales manager. He spent years at a top animal health company working as a technical representative where he managed key customer relationships.
Sissi Fang, senior marketing specialist. Fang was a member of a top animal health company for seven years, where she built experience in marketing communications.
Coy Xiao, HR and paralegal manager. Xiao brings years of leading human resource efforts for various companies.
Jane Yang, finance manager. Using her extensive financial background, she will work to further support Amlan’s business expansion in China.