February 8 2016  |  Inflight Entertainment

Recaro appoints new general manager for Asia Pacific region

By Melissa Silva

Irene Tan has been appointed General Manager Asia Pacific (APAC) for Recaro Aircraft Seating. With Tan's appointment, the company is reinforcing its regional competence and placing a dedicated focus on the customers’ needs in this region.

Irene Tan, General Manager Asia Pacific (APAC) for Recaro Aircraft Seating

Based in Hong Kong, Tan will manage the Recaro Aircraft Seating business and operations in the APAC region, and oversee the site in Qingdao. With Irene Tan, we can expand on our competence in this region and strengthen our position in the market. Moving closer to our customers will enable us to act even more quickly and more flexibly,” explains Dr. Mark Hiller, Chief Executive Officer, Recaro Aircraft Seating GmbH & Co. KG. To consistently pursue these objectives, the company is integrating the Sales Department for Asia-Pacific into the hub in Hong Kong as well. Headed by Rene Lux, the department will report directly to Tan.

Before joining Recaro, Tan was the Regional Director of Marketing and Product Strategy at Panasonic Avionics Corporation. Before that, Tan worked with Singapore Airlines, Dragonair and Cathay Pacific. “My various product management positions spanned across the different disciplines — always with the focus on delivering a seamless total passenger experience,” says Tan. “I am looking forward to being part of Recaro’s reinforcement strategy to focus on the Asia Pacific Region, which is of major strategic importance for the Recaro Group.”

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