WOODRIDGE, Illinois USA and SHANGHAI, China — Inventus Power, a systems manufacturer of battery packs, chargers and power supplies for the consumer, commercial, medical and military markets, today announced an expansion in the Asia Pacific region with the addition of key personnel for technical and customer facing roles. To lead this expanded team, Inventus Power has hired a new General Manager of Asia Operations and Sales, Kenneth Yan, and Vice President of Human Resources, Nuo Ma, both of whom will be based in Shanghai.
Inventus Power supplies power solutions to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) that have experienced increased demand and localized production for their products in Asia. The company plans to add significant staff in customer service roles such as program management and applications engineering and will also build the sales and marketing team to expand the Asian customer base. Supply chain staff will be added to support an established group of engineers and manufacturing experts in the company’s Asian facilities. Concurrent investment in other important geographical regions enhances Inventus Power’s ability to provide tailored regional responsiveness and support to global OEMs.
“With this investment in staffing, we are executing on our strategic growth plan and better supporting our global customer base,” said Patrick Trippel, President and CEO of Inventus Power. “A strong presence in Asia is crucial to our success and I am excited to have strong team members onboard to build and unify our global brand.”
As General Manager for Asia Operations and Sales, Mr. Yan is responsible for driving the development and execution of value maximizing strategies across the company’s Asia operations to ensure high levels of efficiency, customer service and continuous process & performance improvement. He brings more than 17 years’ operations experience to Inventus Power from companies such as TWS, A123 and Delphi. Mr. Yan is a seasoned industrial leader with a strong technical background, commercial operations experience and international exposure. He holds a master’s degree from North Umbria University in the UK and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tianjin University in China.
“I am excited to be a part of the team at Inventus Power, the leader in innovative portable power systems for leading OEMs around the globe,” said Kenneth Yan, General Manager for Asia Operations and Sales. “The company’s commitment to expansion in the Asia Pacific region is supported by the added staff in every functional area.”
Ms. Nuo Ma serves as Vice President, Global Human Resources for this location. She is responsible for leading all HR teams to create and execute management strategies that allow Inventus Power to attract, develop and retain the best talent worldwide, while building a culture of engagement, agility and innovation. Ms. Ma also oversees global communications to ensure that the organization is maintaining strong, clear and consistent communication across all locations. She brings more than 22 years of Business and senior HR leadership experience to Inventus Power from Henkel Corporation, a multinational Fortune 500 chemical and consumer goods company. During her tenure at Henkel, Ms. Ma designed and implemented a systematic and comprehensive talent management process; elevated the leadership team through organizational re-design, effectively led M&A activities, and promoted improvement processes and enhancements that strengthen the organization’s culture, effectiveness and winning capabilities. She holds an MBA degree from Tianjin University in China.
Inventus Power, which was created through the merger of ICCNexergy and Palladium Energy, is the leading single-source manufacturer for rechargeable power systems, consistently delivering safe, reliable, high-performing batteries, chargers and power supplies that enhance the design of OEM products. With this addition, Inventus Power widens its footprint to include 250 degreed engineers and a multi-tiered sales channel extending throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia to have the broad capabilities needed to take major applications to a global marketplace.
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