Omron appoints new Managing Director for Oceania

Omron Electronics Pty Ltd

Thursday, 05 March, 2020

Omron appoints new Managing Director for Oceania

Industrial automation company Omron has appointed a new Managing Director for its operations in the Oceania region.

Henry Zhou, who has been Director and General Manager of Omron Oceania (Australia and New Zealand) since 2017, will take up his new position from 1 April. He succeeds current Omron Oceania Managing Director Greg Field, who is retiring after 17 years in the role.

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 has a degree in Automation Engineering from the Beijing Institute of Technology and an MBA (Management and Marketing) from RMIT University. Before joining Omron he was employed as a software engineer, specialising in programming for SCADA systems.

Incoming Omron Oceania Managing Director Henry Zhou.

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 Fourth 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.”

Zhou thanked Field for his outstanding achievements in his 28 years of service with Omron, saying, “I wish Greg all the best for the future. During the past 20 years, he has been a great leader, mentor and friend.”

Field meanwhile congratulated Zhou on his appointment, saying, “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.”

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