Catching Up With Tom Yang of CEE PCB |Originally Published By I-Connect007 Magazine
30 MAY, 2024

Our CEO, Tom Yang, recently interviewed by Dan Beaulieu with IPC I-Connect007 Magazine, emphasizing the goal of building a global collaborative relationship with the North American PCB community.

Interviewer: Dan Beaulieu, D.B. Management Group
Interviewee: Tom Yang, CEO of CEE PCB

I was in the Bay Area recently and met with my new friend Tom Yang, CEO of CEE PCB, a $450 million Chinese PCB fabricator. For too long, we have enjoyed the luxury of complaining about Chinese companies without even knowing who they are and what they do. That’s just too easy. My mission was to talk to a real live shop owner in China. I wanted to know more about their values and how they operate and to understand and deliver the message that we are all human beings and good people, trying to do our best for our companies, our people, and our family.

With this interview, you will have a better and more personal understanding of CEE and the rest of the Chinese PCB industry. Like everything else in life, once you can transcend basic, politically-driven ignorance, you will better appreciate our global market: We are all pulling in the same direction.

Dan Beaulieu: Tom, how was the company founded, and what is your role?

Tom Yang: The company was founded in 2000 by my dad, who was the investor, and my uncle, who was the CEO. I’m now the CEO. I am responsible for the operation of the entire company.

CEE started as a small factory. Over the years, we have put together a great team, and our company has steadily grown. Our team is a “family by choice,” whether we are actually related; we operate as one big family, and we have valued their efforts over the years very much. I first joined the purchasing team in 2019 when our Zhuhai factory was in the early stages of construction, and I helped select and install the new production line. 

For the past three years, I have spent most of my time at the headquarters in Huizhou, as well as visiting clients in mainland China or around the world once the COVID restrictions were lifted.


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