3M Malaysia appoints new managing director

3M Malaysia has appointed Hideo Yamazaki (pictured) as its managing director, effective this month. His appointment is upon the departure of Michael Wu, who returns to Taiwan as managing director of 3M Taiwan.

Prior to his appointment, Yamazaki served as the executive director of 3M’s Industrial Business Group in Sumitomo 3M, overseeing the company’s automotive, advance material and purification divisions. He has won several noteworthy global 3M Awards and has several registered patents and published articles under his name.

“The Asia-Pacific region is of strategic importance for 3M and 3M Malaysia has been playing a key role in this area. I’m excited to work with my colleagues and business partners in Malaysia to further expand our contribution to local, regional and global customers; connecting customers’ needs with 3M’s innovative solutions and products.” said Mr. Yamazaki.