Chinese aerial lift manufacturer Sinoboom has appointed Tomie Chan as business development director for East and Southeast Asia.
Chan began working with the company earlier this year as business development director for East Asia, but has now been formally appointed to cover the wider region. He reports to overseas sales and marketing director Dawei He.
He joined the company from Eastman Heavy Machinery where he has been director sales and marketing since 2020.
Chan began his career in 1990 in the semi-conductor industry, initially as an electrical and field service engineer with Kras Asia in Hong Kong. After three years with the company he moved to Motorola Semiconductor as an equipment engineer.
His access career began in 1996 when he moved to Sydney to join JLG Australia as Asian regional service manager, after two years in the role he was transferred back to Hong Kong in a similar role. His sales experience began in 2002 when he was promoted to general manager Asia for JLG Equipment Services. In 2008 he left to join Haulotte, becoming general manager – China and North Asia, later moving to China as general manager of Haulotte Shanghai – the manufacturer’s Chinese operation. While there he played a key role in setting up IPAF’s first training centre in the country.
In 2012 he moved back to Hong Kong, and took over responsibility for Haulotte’s sales activities in Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea and Taiwan. During his time with Haulotte he also served as chairman of the Singapore IPAF Council for three years. He left the company in 2019, and joined Eastman shortly thereafter.
Dawei He said: “With his experience, expertise and personal ability, we are sure that Tomie Chan will manage effectively both in East Asia and Southeast Asia. This is another step in our commitment to building a strong, professional international team.”
Chan added: “My journey so far with Sinoboom has been both productive and enjoyable, and I very much look forward to the next stage."