February 14, 2016 – Recaro Aircraft Seating has appointed Irene Tan as general manager for the Asia-Pacific region. Based in Hong Kong, Tan will manage the Recaro Aircraft Seating business and operations in the APAC region. In addition, she will oversee the site in Qingdao in Eastern China.
“With Irene Tan, we can expand on our competence in this region and strengthen our position in the market. Moving closer to our customers will enable us to act even more quickly and more flexibly,” stated Dr Mark Hiller, CEO of Recaro Aircraft Seating.
The company has also decided to integrate the sales department for Asia-Pacific into the hub in Hong Kong. Headed by Rene Lux, the department will report directly to Irene Tan.
Prior to joining Recaro Aircraft Seating, Tan was the regional director of marketing and product strategy at Panasonic Avionics Corporation. Before that, she held various positions with Singapore Airlines, Dragon Airlines and Cathay Pacific. “Thanks to my diverse experience in product management, I bring much industry know-how to the table,” stated Tan. “In my previous positions, I learned the significance of providing passengers with a seamless flight experience. I am very much looking forward to making a contribution to strengthening the Asia-Pacific region and to being part of this important strategic development at Recaro.”