Chung President Of Parker Asia Pacific

Posted on March 12, 2008

Parker Hannifin Corp. named Michael Chung, 44, as president of the company's Asia Pacific Group and an officer of the company. Chung replaces Joe Vicic, 62, who will retire Oct.1 after more than 41 years.

Chung will transition to lead the Asia Pacific Group over the next several months. After the transition, Joe Vicic will focus on providing additional leadership to acquisition and alliance activities in the Asia Pacific region until his retirement. As leader of Parker's Asia Pacific Group, Chung will be responsible for growing sales of all of Parker's technologies and products in the region. Chung had been vice president of operations for Hydraulics in Asia Pacific prior to being appointed to his new position. He also has served as country managing director and as general manager for Korea.