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Yude (John) Zhang

Vice President & Managing Director APAC

John joined Hollingsworth & Vose as Operations Manager of our Suzhou Mill in 2006. He was promoted to Director of Operations APAC in 2010 and appointed as Vice President & Managing Director APAC in 2013. Prior to H&V, John joined the Norke Skog Albury Mill in Australia. He held various roles as Senior Process Engineer, Quality Coordinator, Interim Safety Manager, and Program Leader managing a global team on deposition control on paper machines. From 1999 to 2003 John worked with Enzymatic Deinking Technology, LLC (EDT) first as the General Manger for EDT business in China, and later was responsible for international business development based in Atlanta, Georgia. He has also served as the General Manager of Dransfield Jiangsu Paper Co., a subsidiary of Dransfield China Paper Company. John graduated from Northwest University of Technology with BS in Electrical and Automation Engineering in 1985. He earned his MS of Engineering Science from Monash University in Australia in 1996.