Michelman, Inc. has announced a number of key additions to its management team at the company’s Singapore manufacturing plant. Michael Heng has been named commercial director – Asia, and will be responsible for developing and managing Michelman’s short- and long-term commercial strategies for the Asian markets. Heng has extensive experience in the chemical and polymer industry in Asia Pacific. He was most recently commercial manager for the coating and inks business unit for Eastman Chemical Company, where he had worked for over 20 years.
Allan Low has been hired to fill the position of Asia Pacific plant manager. Low most recently was the production manager at Valspar Corporation. He has more than 20 years experience in chemical manufacturing with companies including Kyocera Chemical and Kansai Paint.
George Lim has been named manager, Asia Sourcing. Lim’s responsibilities will include developing and nurturing relationships with key supply chain partners with a focus on raw materials suppliers. The move will broaden Michelman’s access to key materials needed in the production of its water-based barrier and functional coatings for flexible film packaging, paperboard, and corrugated cartons; and water-based surface modifiers, additives and polymers used in coating formulations across a broad spectrum of industries.