ERJ staff report (TP)
Qingdao, China − MESNAC announced the formation of a Global Tooling Division to consolidate its operations in the USA, UK, Slovakia and China into one business unit known as the MESNAC Tooling Division (MTD).
This division will provide tooling support to MESNAC’s Tire Building Machine Divisions in China, Slovakia and to its subsidiary Beijing Jingyie. The division’s technology platform will be based on the “well-established and internationally recognised” Wyko brand, but will also control Mesnac’s other tooling brands which are primarily sold in the Asian markets.
President of this new division is William (Bill) Jones, a 32-year veteran of the tooling business and until recently, Managing Director of Wyko’s UK operation.
Glen Earnheart has been appointed General Manager of Wyko’s engineering operation in Greenback, Tennessee and he will also act as a Vice President of the MTD.
Wang Yanshu, General Manager of the MESNAC Tire Building Division will also act as a Vice President of the MTD.
Zheng Jiangjia, MESNAC’s Executive Vice President, said: “Consolidating our various tooling operations into one business unit will enable the Wyko technology to greatly enhance the performance of our tire building machines and to provide our customers with the best combination of tooling and tire building equipment.
“Wyko’s reputation for enhancing uniformity, changeover time and size flexibility is second to none and this technology will also be migrated into the other MESNAC tooling brands.”