People

MEANINGFUL IMPACT

Our people contribute to our success

Our Leadership Team

Enbi’s experienced leadership ensures that our team comes together to innovate and deliver. No matter the challenge or circumstance, our managers motivate the team to meet the needs of our clients while constantly improving our processes.

ULYSSES WONG
President &
Chief Executive Officer
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ULYSSES WONG
President &
Chief Executive Officer

Ulysses dynamically leads the efforts of Enbi’s global workforce and facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, to serve and collaborate with Enbi’s customers and business partners.

Prior to his current role, Ulysses held VP-level business and customer engagement positions at international corporations such as Flex, Xyratex (UK), Logitech (Switzerland), Alps Electric (Japan) and IBM.  He has held leadership roles including general manager, Sales and Marketing, Product Management, Supply Chain Management, and Systems Engineering.

He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Santa Clara University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of California.

Ulysses enjoys a healthy lifestyle involving international food and exercise with his wife, young adult son and daughter, and his two Greyhound dogs.

ROBERT SALLMANN
Chief Financial Officer
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ROBERT SALLMANN
Chief Financial Officer

Bob serves as a strategic partner to the CEO and executive team by leading Enbi’s Finance, Human Resource and Information Technology departments. He ensures the organization is focused on growing enterprise value by providing operational and commercial insight while supporting the near and long-term decision-making processes.

Before joining Enbi, Bob worked at Idex Corporation where he held both global, corporate, and Business Unit financial leadership roles.  Prior to that he worked at Alvarez and Marsal as a private equity advisor and PriceWaterhouseCoopers as an auditor.  Bob is a Certified Public Accountant, holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Indiana University, and has studied at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.

Married with three daughters, Bob enjoys spending time out on the water sailing with his family when he is not working or chasing his daughters around the house.

MICHAEL MCMINDES
VP Global Engineering &
Managing Director North America
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MICHAEL MCMINDES
VP Global Engineering &
Managing Director North America

Michael leads Enbi’s Global Engineering, steering R&D and Product Development resources to foster innovation on a global scale. As Managing Director North America he manages the growth and performance of Enbi’s North American organization. Michael joined illbruck in 1991 in engineering and through the acquisition of illbruck he joined Enbi in 2000. He has held various positions in engineering and management during his 25+ years with the combined companies. Michael holds degrees in physics and mechanical engineering.

Michael is married with three children and enjoys travel and the outdoors

EIJI SAWA
Managing Director Asia
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EIJI SAWA
Managing Director Asia

Eiji successfully leads Enbi’s business and company operations in Asia, in cooperation with members of the Enbi global management team. He manages Commercial, Production, Supply Chain, Quality, Product Development, Finance, Human Resources and IT in Asia with the Enbi Singapore and Enbi Zhuhai (China) local management teams.

Eiji joined illbruck in the United States in 1998, and subsequently joined Enbi in 2000 when the two companies merged. After working as Global VP of Technology and Chief Technology Officer in Enbi/illbruck for many years, he started his assignment as MD Asia in 2010.

Prior to Enbi, Eiji worked at Bridgestone in Japan where he was one of the leading members developing electrical conductive Polyurethane rollers for copiers and printers. He holds a master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in Polymer Science from Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Eiji is married with three sons and lives in Singapore with his family. Since joining Enbi, he and his family have lived in the United States, the Netherlands, and Singapore.

MATTHIAS TRIETSCH
VP Global Sales &
Managing Director Europe
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MATTHIAS TRIETSCH
VP Global Sales &
Managing Director Europe

Matthias leads the Global Sales Organization and the local management teams at Enbi’s European sites in Opladen (Germany) and Rétság (Hungary). He is motivated by the strategic enhancement of our global OEM customer base in existing and attractive new markets based on the quality product portfolio and capabilities of the global Enbi organization.

Before joining Enbi, Matthias worked for a NASDAQ-listed Electronics SME in a similar role. Prior to that, he worked as a Managing Director in Austria (D/A/CH) for another European market leader.

Matthias holds a degree in Information Technology (IT) acquired in Stuttgart (Germany) and considers himself a “global citizen”, having worked and lived in several regions of the world, including Europe and Asia.

Matthias lives in Cologne but spends his weekends with his wife and young adult twins in a small village in Vorarlberg, Austria. His hobbies include cooking with family and friends, and golfing.

RICHARD SCHOPINSKY
VP Global Operations
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RICHARD SCHOPINSKY
VP Global Operations

Rick comes from the Digital Printer / Roller industry with focus in operations, manufacturing, and business development.  He most recently worked at Fenner Mandals AS as an expatriate Managing Director at the Norway facility.  His nearly 5 year career at Fenner includes roles in Buffalo, NY as Plant Manager and Digital Print Global Market Manager.

Prior to Fenner, Rick worked for 16+ years at Pierce Industries in the following roles: Lead Manufacturing Engineer, Manufacturing Manager, VP of Operations, VP of Business Development, President & COO.

Rick and his family (wife and 4 kids) reside near the Rochester, NY area.  His interests include running, bicycling, and competing in triathlons.

AARON KURLANSIK
Senior Director
Global Supply Chain
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AARON KURLANSIK
Senior Director
Global Supply Chain

Aaron leads Enbi’s Global Supply Chain, focused on leveraging and consolidating the individual manufacturing sites. His focus extends from the inbound material quality and supply, through the internal process and flow, and ends with the finished goods being shipped to the end customer.

Aaron has a BA in Political Science from San Diego State University, and prior to Enbi he was employed at Hewlett Packard, Indigo Division, where he worked with strategic vendors in global leadership roles.

Aaron is married with two children and enjoys fishing and diving in his free time.

Our People

In manufacturing, a product is only as good as the sum of its parts. At Enbi, we believe the same holds true for our employees who together are responsible for our success. Part of success to us means allowing people to grow professionally and achieve their personal goals. This helps the whole team to continuously improve and evolve.

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