Marelli Motori Announces a change to its Leadership Team

Arzignano, 22nd February 2021

John Yap, 43, General Manager, Marelli Motori Asia Pacific region, has recently been promoted to Managing Director, Marelli Motori Asia Sdn Bhd.

Mr Yap holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Putra University Malaysia and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom. Prior to joining Marelli Motori in 2018, he was a Sales Director at SPX Cooling Technologies in Malaysia for over a decade, as well as holding other roles in project management and engineering.

This appointment comes as the company looks to achieve further growth in key markets in the region.  In September last year, parent company Langley Holdings plc, announced two new director appointments to its Marelli Motori board. 

Bernard Langley, acting CEO at Marelli Motori Srl:

“I have no doubt John with his extensive experience, will continue to drive the business forward and I wish him every success in his new role”. 


Stepping up: John Yap

About Marelli Motori

Marelli Motori is a leading manufacturer of electric motors and generators. Founded in northern Italy in 1891, the company enjoys worldwide brand recognition in the marine, oil & gas, power generation, co-generation, hydro and other industrial sectors.

Marelli Motori employs around 630 people with extensive manufacturing facilities at its Arzignano headquarters and own subsidiaries in South Africa, Asia, Europe and USA. The company also has an extended sales, distribution and service network across four continents, supplying products to more than 120 countries. 

On 24 May 2019, Marelli Motori was acquired by Langley Holdings plc, the British engineering and industrial manufacturing group.