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New CEO to Transform JD/TranzX Group


CHANGHUA, Taiwan – After longtime CEO Johnson Tso stepped down due to health issues Taiwanese JD Group – parent company of (among others) e-bike system supplier TranzX – appointed a new CEO. Together with a new management team the new CEO Tina Lin is to transform the company and to turn JD/TranzX into a public company by 2019.

New CEO to Transform JD/TranzX Group
JD/TranzX CEO Johnson Tso stepped down due to health reasons. Photo - Jo Beckendorff

According to JD Group, “Johnson Tso officially submitted his resignation after taking three months of medical leave of absence since September 2016”. The JD Group Board expressed its deep regret for losing such a capable manager but respect his decision, is noted in a press release.

Fast growth

With Johnson Tso the Taiwanese company is losing a manager who was 18 years at the helm of JD Group. He brought the holding company, including its subsidiaries TranzX and its in Dongguan, China based e-bike drive system factory Melton International, “On a track of fast growth and achieved outstanding performance”.

Smooth transition

Tina Lin – one of JD Group’s founders – has been appointed as CEO and is, “To ensure a smooth transition and non-interrupted services to the JD Group’s customers”.

Before the official resignation of Johnson Tso, Lin has already been leading an on-going business transformation project within the Group since the start of 2016.

JD Group’s core technologies

On this transformation project JD says, “It is re-emphasizing the importance of product quality, and the continued deployment of resources for the further development of the Group’s core technologies, which integrate four essential components; Human-Factor Interface, Mechatronics, Design for Manufacturing, and Industry 4.0.”

Under Tina Lin’s command, the Group plans to move its production facilities in Dongguan to near-by premises by mid-2017. The new location is said to be, “A few times bigger than the current facilities and shall enable a better production alignment in the future”.

New management team

Next to a new facility the JD Group also has a new management team. CEO Lin has appointed Alan Huang as COO. Moreover she is, ”Inviting veterans from various fields such as aeronautics (to upgrade the quality system), semiconductors (for the newly established center of core technologies), and academics (for the initiative of industry 4.0)”.

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