Michelman: Xue new Country Manager for Greater China
James Xue has been appointed as Michelman’s new Country Manager for Greater China. Hired in 2017, he has lead the company’s sales efforts over the past two years, developing customer relationships and building its regional sales team.
Xue has over 20 years of experience in the advanced materials industry sector, having spent time with several leading international chemical companies. He began his career in 1996 as a Shanghai-based chemist, then added extensive sales and technical service expertise before moving into sales management and senior leadership positions. Before joining Michelman, he served as a commercial manager at Huntsman Advanced Materials China and a channel and business manager for Dow Corning (China) Holding Co., Ltd. Xue gained his bachelor’s degree in polymer chemistry at Tongji University in Shanghai, then added an MBA from the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business.
Rick Michelman, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, Asia said: “We’re thrilled that Mr. Xue accepted this appointment, and have the utmost confidence in his leadership and experience to grow the increasingly important Chinese market. His leadership and experience will allow us to expand our presence across the country.”
Michelman is a manufacturer of environmentally friendly materials for industry, offering solutions for the coatings, printing and packaging, and industrial manufacturing markets. The company’s surface additives and polymeric binders are used by manufacturers around the world in applications including wood and floor care products, metal and industrial coatings, paints, varnishes, inks, fibres, and composites. Michelman operates production facilities in North America, Europe and Asia.