Smithers Group opens an office in China

March 7, 2008

The Smithers Group has opened an office in Shanghai, China, as part of its international growth strategy.

"This office will enable us to efficiently serve domestic Chinese companies who could benefit from our services and capabilities," says CEO and President Michael Hochschwender. "Also, a full-time presence will be of value to our North American and European clients who are looking to work with China-based suppliers."

Lin Yang will head up the Shanghai office as director of business development for the greater China region. He has more than 15 years of experience in manufacturing, corporate strategic planning, and new market development. Most recently, he was responsible for developing

and implementing a China market strategy at Unifi.