Despatch Industries Promotes Ellen Cheng to General Manager of
China and Taiwan Region
Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.A. – February 26, 2013 - Despatch Industries, the world’s leading thermal technology and equipment provider, is pleased to announce that the company has promoted Dr. Ellen Cheng to the role of General Manager, China and Taiwan. In her expanded role, Dr. Cheng is now responsible for Despatch’s sales, service, technology, and business development activity in China and Taiwan for the company’s Solar, Carbon Fiber and Thermal Technology business units. Ellen is focusing on growing Despatch’s regional footprint and presence in the electronics, aerospace and carbon fiber markets, along with extending leadership in the solar industry as the company transitions its solar manufacturing to China in early 2014.
“Since joining Despatch Industries in 2011, Ellen has been a critical leader for the company,” states Pat O’Brien, Despatch Vice President/GM. “Her extensive business experience and background in sales, business development, R&D and operations management make Ellen the ideal person to lead Despatch as we focus on growing our presence in China and Taiwan. Ellen has done an impressive job managing our Taiwan region and positioning Despatch as a preferred supplier to the solar industry. We look forward to her duplicating this success in China and Taiwan for our thermal technology and carbon fiber business, and expanding on our solar leadership as we transition our manufacturing to be closer to our customers.”
Dr. Cheng has over 15 years of experience. Prior to joining Despatch, Ellen was employed with 3i Systems Corp. where she held the positions of Sales VP of China and Head of Solar Business. Ellen’s previous work experience also includes acting as the Research Manager at Underwriters Laboratories where she lead research projects to enhance product safety certification programs for the photovoltaic, nanotechnology, lithium battery, fuel cell, printed circuit board and plastics industries. Dr. Cheng holds Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Chemistry from National Taiwan University.
Despatch has specialized in thermal processing for over 100 years. The company is actively using this technical expertise to provide innovative solutions and high performance products to the thermal, solar and carbon fiber markets. The company’s regional offices and complete global service network allow Despatch to provide local sales and product support to all customers worldwide. Despatch equipment is consistently recognized for exceptional performance and process quality, maximum uptime and reduced operating costs.