Trelleborg said it has appointed Ralph Wu as its sales manager for China offshore operations to focus on building local relationships.
Wu’s education is in mechanical engineering and automation and he specialises in project management. For the last nine years he has worked for an offshore equipment company responsible for product market positioning, new product development and key technology breakthroughs, Trelleborg said in a statement.
Based out of Trelleborg’s Qingdao facility and working as part of Trelleborg’s China-based sales team, Wu will be focused on obtaining new opportunities for the product and material technologies of Trelleborg’s offshore operation.
Wu states: “I look forward to bringing my expertise and knowledge to Trelleborg to helping develop opportunities and provide local support for our customers in the region. I believe my engineering and product development background bring intrinsic value to the role, enabling me to start this new opportunity with success in mind.”
Richard Beesley, sales and business development director for Trelleborg’s offshore operation, states: “We welcome Ralph’s passion and industry experience to help our growth efforts. Our long-term ambition is to achieve a geographic balance. Our local presence in combination with our global experience is critical to accelerating the business needs of our customers.
“As China’s offshore oil and gas and renewables markets are quickly growing and its heavy construction market is established, we feel makes this the right time to have a dedicated sales office and sales manager on the ground working directly with our customers to find out their needs first hand.”
This new appointment supports Trelleborg’s strategy to strengthen its positions in attractive market segments.