ebm-papst SEA announces change in managing director

ebm-papst SEA announces change in managing director

ebm-papst, a leading manufacturer of fans and motors headquartered in Mulfingen, Germany is pleased to announce a change in leadership for its Southeast Asia (SEA) headquarter. In addition to the position of Vice President, Product Management & Strategy, APAC & MEA Air Technology, Mr. Thomas Schwab will take over the position of Managing Director at ebm-papst SEA, effective from January 1st, 2024.

Thomas has been with the ebm-papst group for more than 11 years. He started as a corporate student and worked afterwards in the sales of ebm-papst Mulfingen until December 2019. In January 2020, he was transferred to China by taking the role of product management. In early 2022, he took the co-project leader role for the strategic project “Making The Future Together” until his recent job as Vice President of Product Management & Strategy, APAC & MEA.

Thomas graduated from Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg with a Master degree of Science, majored in Industrial Engineering and Management. With his solid background and experience, Thomas is well-poised to lead the Southeast Asia team to the next level of growth and breakthroughs with a focus on sustainability and digitalisation.

Mr. Lee Kun Sub has been temporarily leading ebm-papst SEA as Managing Director since March 2022. At this time, he introduced a new leadership style, created transparency and started a transformation process in the subsidiary.

“We would like to thank Kun Sub for his engagement, commitment and the great results he achieved in the previous 1.5 years. Kun Sub will continue in the position of Managing Director at ebm-papst Korea and Global Lead for SBF Clean Room.” said Andrej Honstein, Senior Vice President, Sales APAC & MEA Air Technology, ebm-papst Group.

About ebm-papst

The ebm-papst Group, a family-run company headquartered in Mulfingen, Germany, is the world’s leading manufacturer of fans and motors. Since it was founded in 1963, the technological leader has set international industry standards with its core competencies in motor technology, electronics, digitalisation, and aerodynamics. ebm-papst offers sustainable, intelligent, and tailor-made solutions for virtually every requirement in ventilation and heating technology.

In the 2022/23 financial year, the Group generated a turnover of EUR 2.540 billion. It employs just under 15,000 people at 30 production sites (including in Germany, China, and the US) and in 50 sales offices worldwide. ebm-papst sets the benchmark in almost all sectors, such as ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technology, heating technology, information technology, mechanical engineering, intralogistics, and medical technology.

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