After a busy 2022 for Foxconn Technology Group, there was a leadership change in the iPhone assembly department. informed Bloomberg resource.
At Foxconn’s annual event last Sunday, it was announced that Michael Chiang has become the new division head, replacing Wang Charng-yang, who will remain on the board.
Wang, who joined the company’s board of directors in the summer of 2022, remains a director and his departure from the position of head of the iPhone assembly department is not related to production disruptions due to restrictions caused by the measures taken by the Chinese authorities to fight the pandemic , sources said.
Chiang’s appointment is reportedly part of Foxconn chairman Young Liu’s plan to refresh the company’s leadership with young talent to maintain its leadership amid growing competition from Chinese companies including Luxshare Precision Industry Co. Foxconn could also face new competitors in India as Apple seeks to further diversify smartphone production after supply disruptions related to lockdowns in China due to the pandemic.
Chian holds a Masters in Human Development from Claremont University of California. He joined Foxconn in 1999. When Foxconn’s largest iPhone assembly plant went live late last year Zhengzhou As unrest broke out due to the strict quarantine restrictions imposed by the pandemic, Chian played a key role in negotiating with the local government and ensuring compliance with Apple’s requirements.
In 2021, in an interview with a publication, he said that the approach to assembling the iPhone is significantly different from the production of Android smartphones. “We only need 100 workers on the production line to make Chinese Android phones, and we need 1,200 people to (assemble) the iPhone.” Chiang said, emphasizing Apple’s strict requirements.