Effective May 6, 2021, the Supervisory Board appoints Mr. Shishun Zhang as the new Chairman of JIER Machine-tool Group. He is succeeding Mr. Zhigang Zhang, who retired after 39 years of distinguished career at JIER Group. In the meantime, Mr. Shouyuan Gao is appointed President of JEIR Group.
During the last 18 years when Mr. Zhigang Zhang was Chairman, the JIER Group saw a great leap forward, and JIER Group became a more global recognized company aiming international markets around the world. The group’s sales revenue increased by 9 times and net assets by 15 times. The quality and efficiency of JIER’s development remained the best in the industry for over ten consecutive years, laying a solid foundation for the company's long-term development. He is highly respected by the JIER staff and the China machine-tool building industry.
Mr. Shishun Zhang joined JIER in 1988, who earned a PhD Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has many years of experience in the fields of R&D of mechanical and servo presses, as well as equipment automation, lean manufacturing, digitalization, international sales and marketing, quality management and strategy. Since 2019, he was appointed President of JIER Machine-tool Group. Additionally, Shishun is a certified expert of the Federation of Chinese Metal forming Industry, a member of the China Mechanical Engineering Society (CMES), executive director of Confederation of Chinese Metal Forming Industry (CCMI).
Mr. Shouyuan Gao joined JIER in 1986. He has been engaged in manufacturing process designing, manufacturing and assembly of stamping equipment, lean manufacturing, and production planning. He was appointed Vice President of JIER Machine-tool Group in 2017.
Please join us in congratulating Mr. Zhigang Zhang, and wishing him the best in his retirement. And congratulate Mr. Shishun Zhang and Mr. Shouyuan Gao for their new roles at JIER Group! We wish them every success with the challenges that lie ahead.