(Reuters) – Taiwan’s Foxconn, which manufactures iPhones for Apple Inc., has named Michael Chang as head of iPhone manufacturing. He will take over the assembly business in place of Mr. Wang Chengyang, who has been leading the business for a long time. Bloomberg reported on the 17th, citing sources familiar with the matter.
Foxconn declined to comment. Apple did not respond to a request for comment.
The company’s iPhone factory in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, was severely impacted by the coronavirus crisis at the end of last year, with thousands of employees fleeing as restrictions were imposed to combat the spread of the new coronavirus. There have also been issues over wage negotiations, but production has largely returned to normal, with shipments reaching about 90 percent of planned levels in December, sources told Reuters in January.
According to Bloomberg, Foxconn’s flagship unit, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., chairman Liu Yang-wei, is hiring younger executives in the supply chain division in response to intensifying competition from Chinese rivals. It says.