Omron, a global leader in industrial automation, has appointed a new Managing Director for its operations in the Oceania Region.
Mr Henry Zhou, who is currently General Manager of Omron Oceania (Australia and New Zealand), will take up the new position from April 1, this year.
He succeeds current Omron Oceania Managing Director Mr Greg Field who is retiring after 17 years in the role.
Mr Zhou joined Omron in 1998 in Singapore before moving to Sydney the following year. He has held several prominent roles with the company including Sales Engineer, Product Manager, State Sales Manager NSW, and Business Planning & Marketing Manager.
He is a qualified engineer (automation) and holds an MBA (Management and Marketing) from RMIT University.
Mr Zhou said he is honoured to lead Omron Oceania into the next decade through its next phase of growth.
“Today, we are at the doorstep of the 4th Industrial Revolution. It will change the world fundamentally,” he said. “This exciting new era presents outstanding opportunities for a broad range of industry sectors.
“Through our innovative technology and global industry strategy, Omron is well positioned to take a lead in our market.
“I look forward to leading the company to new performance heights as we partner with business to develop innovative and cost-effective Industry 4.0 solutions.”
Wealth of experience
Mr Zhou thanked Mr Field for his outstanding achievements in his 28 years of service with Omron. “I wish Greg all the best for the future. During the past 20 years, he has been a great leader, mentor and friend.”
Mr Field congratulated Mr Zhou on the appointment. “I feel Oceania is in a strong position with a good management team which will now be led by Henry Zhou.
“Henry has a wealth of experience in management and engineering and a strong record of leadership,” Mr Field said.
Omron is a global leader in automation technology, investing over $500 million per year in R&D, with focus on the Food and Commodity, Infrastructure, Automotive and Digital industries.
Established in 1933 in Japan,the Omron group has more than 35,000 employees in 35 countries throughout the world. Its net sales are approaching $US8 billion a year.
The company specializes in industrial automation equipment and solutions including Robotics, AI, IoT, Machine Vision, Safety, control components, automotive electronics, traffic/road management solutions as well as state-of-the-art healthcare equipment.
Omron Oceania was established in 1987, with its headquarters in Sydney and six sales and support branches in various capital cities.