Racine-based Modine Manufacturing Company has increased the size of its Board of Directors from seven to eight, adding Christine Y. Yan, 48, president of storage and workplace systems of Stanley Black and Decker.
Prior to her current role, which she has held since July, 2013, Yan was integration leader of Stanley Engineered Fastening Group when it acquired Infastech, a leading global supplier of specialty engineered fastening technologies headquartered in Hong Kong. Since 2006, Ms Yan held the positions of President of the Americas business of Stanley Engineered Fastening; and President of the Stanley Engineered Fastening’s Global Automotive business.
Yan, a native of China, began her career as a Product Development Engineer in 1989 at Emhart Teknologies, the predecessor to Stanley Black & Decker’s Engineered Fastening Group. Prior to assuming the positions noted above, Ms. Yan held a number of positions of increasing responsibilities, including Engineering Manager; General Manager of China Operations; Vice President of Research and Development; and Vice President of Sales and marketing for Stanley Engineered Fastening’s North American Automotive business.
Yan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Shandong University in Shandong, China, a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
“We are delighted to welcome Christine to the Modine Board,” said Modine’s Lead Director, Marsha Williams. “She has a track record of distinguished service and proven technical, strategic and operating leadership in multiple geographic markets. Her experience and insights will prove invaluable as we focus on achieving our Enduring Goals, and in particular our global diversification and growth objectives.”
This action will officially be taking effect on May 5.