(source: Pilkington press release)
Pilkington Automotive worldwide president Pat Zito met with the mayor
of Wuhan, the capitol of Hubei province in China, recently, and received
the pledge of Mr. Li Xiansheng to support the company's expanding operation
in the city.
Li expressed hope that Pilkington would accelerate the development
of its automotive glass joint venture, the Wuhan Yaohua Pilkington Safety
Glass Company. Zito advised that the rapid development of the automotive
industry in the region, the support of the local government in providing
sound infrastructure and a well-developed education system made Wuhan
a strong candidate for expansion of Pilkington's automotive glass interests
Zito and automotive vice presidents Mike Endo, Tim Izzett, Vito Sassanelli
and Richard Pike visited and reviewed operations and systems for launching
new business wins in China for customers such as Honda, VW, Nissan and
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