Charlotte, NC / Vechta, Germany – Lena Yew has been appointed Area Sales Manager at Agricon, a division of Big Dutchman and the newly-established Big Dutchman brand for turn-key solutions. The division, headquartered in Charlotte (NC), USA, manufactures high-quality agri-housing for poultry and swine producers in over 60 countries worldwide from facilities in China, Europe, and Malaysia.
Lena joined the Asia Pacific office of Big Dutchman, which is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in December 2012. Her role was as the building and construction manager, leading the newly set-up building division covering all aspects of sales, engineering, and marketing. Her experience coming into Big Dutchman is from the construction and steel manufacturing sector that designs and builds prefabricated steel buildings. Lena has also added a grid-connected photovoltaic design certification under the Sustainable Energy Development Authority of Malaysia to her qualifications, prior to the move to Big Dutchman.
From securing contracts of commercial and residential buildings to poultry buildings, the division grew in leaps and bounds with the first building sold within six months. With this increasing demand, a reshuffling of roles was undertaken to support the growth in this region. Lena’s role at Big Dutchman was moved to technical support and sales in 2014.
Prior to joining Big Dutchman, Lena was attached to Kemuning Structures Sdn Bhd, a Malaysian manufacturing company that specializes in light gauge steel and solar PV. She was there for ten years with her last position being that of the General Manager.
Lena graduated from Science University of Malaysia with a Bachelor of Science degree (Honors), majoring in Construction Management.
Agricon belongs to the internationally successful Big Dutchman group. The company is the Big Dutchman brand for turn-key solutions with professional metal buildings that include double panel for the global agricultural industry. The brand Agricon results from the takeover of Qingdao Betco by Big Dutchman, the world’s leading equipment supplier for modern pig and poultry production.
Qingdao Betco is one of the leading suppliers of steel structures for livestock, specializing in pig and poultry management worldwide. The company was founded as the Asian branch of Betco, Inc. Qingdao Betco is particularly active in the Asia-Pacific region.