ESCATEC Taps Noted Industry Talent as COO to Execute Strong Growth

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Integrated electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider, ESCATEC, announced an important new addition to its senior management team. The Swiss-owned and Malaysian-headquartered Group welcomes noted industry talent HL Wong as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Wong was formerly the General Manager of Plexus Manufacturing in Penang with operational responsibility for over 2000 employees. As ESCATEC’s new COO, he will be based at the Group’s corporate headquarters in Bayan Lepas, Penang, and will be working closely with Chief Executive Officer Ernest Sebak and Chief Financial Officer Roman Ziegler to execute ESCATEC’s global expansion plans.

Wong has valued hands-on experience across a broad range of market sectors, especially in relation to the aerospace, medical, and industrial sectors, and important expertise in supporting customers from Europe, Asia, and North America. These market sectors and geographic regions are key to realizing ESCATEC’s strategy.

“It is great news for ESCATEC to have HL on board. His proven expertise and experience will guide us on the correct course as we expand our global production footprint and customer base,” said ESCATEC CEO, Ernest Sebak, noting that “on-time delivery is absolutely critical for our customers who turn to us for support in these volatile times”.

Wong begins his new role in ESCATEC on 4th July 2022. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from University Technology Malaysia and, in addition to Plexus, has also served stints in Intel, Halliburton Energy, and Penang Seagate Industries.

“I could not be more excited and honored to be joining ESCATEC as its new COO. I am really looking forward to working with a talented team to achieve the Group’s next phase of transformation and growth,” he said.

ESCATEC has been in rapid expansion mode over the past several years with the Group making major investments to acquire the latest technologies and capabilities, as well as significantly expanding its international production and design footprint via acquisition and partnerships. The Group had a very successful year in 2021 and is anticipating a repeat performance again this year, with its sights firmly on achieving US$450 million in revenue.


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