Volker Dreisbach Named AMETEK Vice President, Asia
New AMETEK Vice President, Asia Has 31 Years with Company
AMETEK announced the appointment of Volker Dreisbach as vice president, Asia. He replaces Lim Meng Kee, who retired after 21 years with the company.
“Volker brings extensive international experience to his new position, and we expect him to play a key role in the continued growth and success of our Asian businesses,” said Frank S. Hermance, AMETEK chairman and chief executive officer. “Volker previously served as division vice president for AMETEK’s Materials Analysis Division and was responsible for all of our Electronic Instruments Group businesses in Asia.”
New AMETEK Vice President, Asia Dreisbach has 31 years of experience with AMETEK and its SPECTRO Analytical Instruments business, where he most recently served as managing director, Asia Pacific, and as director of international sales and president of SPECTRO USA. AMETEK acquired SPECTRO, a global leader in high-end analytical instruments, in 2005.
“Meng Kee, whom Volker replaces, was instrumental in AMETEK’s growth and success in China and across Asia. Under his leadership, our Asian sales grew from $16 million in 1992 to now approximately $700 million,” said Hermance.
Meng Kee joined AMETEK in 1992 as General Manager of AMETEK Singapore – AMETEK’s first Asian operation. He played a key role in 1995 in the formation of AmeKai, AMETEK’s first Asian joint venture. He was elected a corporate vice president in 1999 and added responsibility for AMETEK Motors Shanghai.