BERWYN, Pa., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE : AME ) today announced the appointment of Volker Dreisbach as Vice President, Asia. He replaces Lim Meng Kee, who retires after 21 years with the Company.
"Volker brings extensive international experience to his new position, and we expect him to play a key role in the continued growth and success of our Asian businesses," notes Frank S. Hermance, AMETEK Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Volker previously served as Division Vice President for AMETEK's Materials Analysis Division and was responsible for all of our Electronic Instruments Group businesses in Asia."
Volker has 31 years of experience with AMETEK and its SPECTRO Analytical Instruments business, where he most recently served as Managing Director, Asia Pacific, and as Director of International Sales and President of SPECTRO USA. AMETEK acquired SPECTRO, a global leader in high-end analytical instruments, in 2005.
"Meng Kee, whom Volker replaces, was instrumental in AMETEK's growth and success in China and across Asia. Under his leadership, our Asian sales grew from $16 million in 1992 to now approximately $700 million," adds Mr. Hermance.
Meng Kee joined AMETEK in 1992 as General Manager of AMETEK Singapore – AMETEK's first Asian operation. He played a key role in 1995 in the formation of AmeKai, AMETEK's first Asian joint venture. He was elected a Corporate Vice President in 1999 and added responsibility for AMETEK Motors Shanghai.
AMETEK is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electro-mechanical devices with annualized sales of $3.6 billion. AMETEK's Corporate Growth Plan is based on Four Key Strategies: Operational Excellence, Strategic Acquisitions, Global & Market Expansion and New Products. AMETEK's objective is double-digit percentage growth in earnings per share over the business cycle and a superior return on total capital. The common stock of AMETEK is a component of the S&P 500 Index.
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