Makin Metal Powders, Rochdale UK, has announced that Michael Yan has been appointed East Asia Sales Manager and will represent the company’s interests in China, Korea and Japan. Yan will take on this new position as well as retaining his existing role as the Export Sales Manager at Makin’s parent company GRIPM, based in China.
Yan, who has directed the International Business unit at GRIPM since 2013, previously worked in the role of international sales manager for GRINM (Beijing General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals) for 10 years. He covers a number of varied industry sectors of nonferrous metals including rare earth materials, magnesium alloys, aluminium alloys, optical coating materials, refractory metals, etc.
Yan is a graduate in metallurgical technology with a Master of Business Administration degree and has a deep understanding of metal powder products and the technical challenges customers are seeking to overcome. Though based in China, Yan spends considerable time at the Makin plant in the UK, working with the development and production teams as well as becoming familiar with the plant.
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