Sales Management Team
Vice President of Sales - Americas
David DeVoe joined GMM in 2015 as Vice President of Sales - Americas. Dave manages GMM's housewares customers in North America, working closely with large Asian based manufacturers on specified coating sales. Dave also leads GMM's retail client marketing program, building awareness for GMM coatings at the trade and consumer level. Prior to joining GMM, Mr. DeVoe spent 36 years at The DuPont Company primarily as a Business, Product and Market Development Manager, he is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, and was most recently North American Marketing Manager for the Teflon® Brand, where he managed strategic relationships with leading manufacturers, marketers and key retailers. David received his degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Rhode Island.
Sales Manager – North/East China
Jacky Chen runs GMM's sales office in the Zhejiang Province of China, and supervises a staff of 3 people who together manage the East and North of China. Jackie specializes in providing service to the largest cookware and electrical manufacturers in China. Jackie joined GMM in 2009 after a distinguished career at Akzo Nobel Nonstick Coatings Dongguan, China operation where he was a sales and marketing specialist. Jackie received a Bachelor's Degree from Zhejiang University.
Scott Wu runs GMM's sales office in the Xiamen , China area. Scott has longstanding relationships with the largest cookware and electrical manufacturers in China . Scott joined GMM in 2009 after a distinguished career at Akzo Nobel Nonstick Coatings Dongguan, China operation where he was a sales and marketing specialist. Scott received a Bachelor's Degree from National Taiwan University.
Sales and Technical Service Manager
Tony Shan joined GMM in 2009 as a sales and technical service specialist. Prior to GMM, Tony worked at Akzo Nobel Nonstick Coatings as a tech service manager for China for over 6 years, providing rapid high quality service over the entire China area. Tony is also a renowned expert in the bakeware coatings segment, and routinely creates value added solutions for his clients. Austin received a Bachelor's Degree focusing in Coating Technology and Chemistry.
Chris Han joined GMM in 2013, and handles sales for GMM China. With 8 years of sales experience, Chris provides complete turn-key solutions to customers in South China. Chris is also a technical service specialist, and works closely with his clients to provide rapid and effective technical solutions. Prior to joining GMM, Chris worked at Samsung. Chris received a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Chongqing University .
Sales and Technical Service Manager - South China
Ah Dong joined GMM in 2008, and handles sales and technical service for the South of China. Prior to joining GMM, Ah Dong worked for over 15 years as a manager of a nonstick coatings spraying line which provided invaluable technical experience. Ah Dong has longstanding relationships with large producers of cookware and bakeware in South China, and received his Degree from the Nan Zhung Institute of Education.
Export Sales Manager
Kim Yang joined GMM in 2010 as Export Sales Manager. Kim works directly with GMM's housewares customers in Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Vietnam, Australia, Malaysia, and Taiwan for both direct and specified coating sales. Kim also coordinates matters for GMM's local sales representatives in these countries. Prior to joining GMM, Kim worked as a Sales and Marketing Manager for Akzo Nobel Nonstick Coatings in the Dongguan, China facility. Kim has previously worked for Akzo Nobel Wood Coatings, and also at ICI as a Projects Assistant. Kim received her degree from the Guangdong University of Foreign Study.
Technical Management Team
Zhou Gao Xiang
Zhou Gao Xiang is Technical Manager of GMM's Plastic Coatings Division and also manages the company's on-site application line. Zhou Gao joined GMM at its inception in 2007, and prior to this was working at Multi-Mix Marketing's China operation. Zhou Gao has also been Technical Manager of Jiang Men Coatings & Resin Manufacturing Company. Zhou Gao has received an Intermediate Chemical Engineer Certificate.
Judah Huang heads the nonstick coatings lab of GMM China. He supervises the chemists in the nonstick laboratory, quality control division, heads up new product development as well as the customer service department. Judah is also a technical service expert, traveling extensively with significant client exposure globally. Prior to joining GMM, Judah worked at PT Weilburger Coatings in Surabaya, Indonesia where he was the lab manager supervising all staff working in housewares coatings, roller coatings, and industrial coatings. Judah received a Degree in Chemical Engineering from "Sepuluh Nopember" Institute of Technology (ITS) in Indonesia.
Assistant Technical Manager
Simon Lu is Assistant Technical Manager, and also a research chemist working in waterbased and solvent based coatings. Simon joined GMM in 2009 after working as a senior chemist for Akzo Nobel Nonstick Coatings. Simon specializes in developing highly engineered nonstick systems for the Housewares industry. Simon received an Engineering degree from the University of Zhejiang.
Jiang Xin Chun
Assistant Technical Manager
Jiang Xin Chun joined GMM in 2009, and is Assistant Technical Manager working in waterbased and solvent based coatings. Prior to joining to GMM, Jiang ran his own coatings company, and also worked as Technical Manager for Weilburger Coatings. Jiang Xin received his Degree from Xian Ni University, Hubei, China.
Senior Research Chemist
Henry Padilla has spent his entire 30 year career in the nonstick coatings industry, and joined GMM as a Senior Research Chemist in 2008. Henry worked at Coatings and Chemicals Corporation (CCC) as a technical service specialist, production manager, and eventually senior research chemist. After CCC became Akzo Nobel Nonstick Coatings, Henry continued to develop cutting edge patented coating products for clients around the globe. Henry has traveled to over 100 cookware factories in dozens of countries around the world, and is routinely called upon to design custom high performance coatings for cookware, bakeware, and electrical appliances.
Lucia Yuliawati joined GMM in 2013 as a Research and Development Chemist focused on the specialty plastic coatings markets. Prior to GMM, Lucia was a staff chemist at PT Weilburger Coatings in Surabaya, Indonesia, where she worked on nonstick and industrial coatings. Lucia is also a technical service expert and handles clients in Northern and Southern China for GMM. Lucia received a Chemical Engineering Degree from ITS Institute of Technology.
DR. KALPESH PATEL
Dr. Kalpesh Patel joined GMM in 2013 as a chemist focused on long term research. He has completed his doctorate in Materials Science from Sardar Patel University, Gujarat, India. Dr. Patel has deep experience in research and development, particularly in preparation of nanoparticles using various sol-gel methods (porous carbon, porous ceramic, carbon foam, specialty coating particle synthesis.) Dr. Patel works between GMM India and GMM China.
Technical Service Manager
Shao Chen joined GMM in 2007, and handles technical service for GMM China. Prior to joining GMM, Shao worked for over 10 years as a manager of a nonstick coatings spraying line which provided invaluable technical experience. Shao Chen specializes in handling large OEM accounts for business that has been specified from the USA and Europe, and received his Degree from Jiangsu University.
Financial Management Team
Chief Financial Officer - China
Ahwen Xie is Chief Financial Officer of GMM's China and HK operations, supervising all financial and administrative staff. Ahwen joined GMM in 2009 after working for 7 years as Finance and Human Resources Manager for Nippon Express, a multinational company with operations in Zhuhai. In addition to her role as CFO, Ahwen works with the local Chinese governmental and tax authorities to manage governmental required financial reporting. Ahwen received a Bachelor's Degree in Accountancy from the University of International Business and Economics, and has also received Accounting and Statistical Certificates within China.
Customs and Logistics Manager
Dosen Xie handles customs and logistics for GMM in China. Dosen deals with many administrative issues, including interfacing with local government officials, managing team members in the shipping department, and statuatory requirements. Before joining GMM in 2011, Dosen previously worked at Multi-Mix Marketing. Dosen received Degrees in Accounting and Business Management from Guangdong University.
Kenny Yen handles operations and logistics for GMM in Hong Kong. Kenny deals with export clients to manage shipments and customs issues, and provides rapid responses for customers around the globe. Before joining GMM in 2007, Kenny previously worked at Multi-Mix Marketing. Kenny received Degrees in Accounting and Business Management from Hong Kong Polytechnic University along with a Degree in Business Management from Hong Kong Polytechnic University.