Chen succeeds Xu Kangyuan, who has retired after leading VMI Yantai for almost 20 years, said an 18 Sept company statement.
VMI Yantai, it said, has more than 330 employees and operates as an integrated part of the global VMI organisation.
The new appointment “confirms that both China and the wider Asian market will remain extremely important to VMI, the company said.
Chen Xing has over 30 years of experience in managing large production facilities, mainly in the automotive industry.
His new remit is to “continue Yantai’s strategic development, accelerate production and bring new levels of agility using lean techniques and advanced analytics to drive operational efficiency.”
VMI Yantai plays a crucial role in the growth and success of VMI, according to Harm Voortman, president & CEO of VMI Group.
China is a very important market for VMI. By strengthening our top management in China, we ensure the support of our customers in their ambitious plans,” said Voortman.