13. April 2012

HARTING employee nominated as Chinese citizen of honor

The mayor of Zhuhai, He Ningka (l.), bestows the award on Marcel de Bruijn.

Marcel de Bruijn, General Manager of the HARTING manufacturing operations in Zhuhai, China, has been nominated as a citizen of honor of the city of Zhuhai.

This distinction has been bestowed on 97 citizens since the year 1997.

Marcel de Bruijn was honored in acknowledgement of his personal and vocational activities. The city lauded the commitment of the Dutch national and his family to integrate into local society, his interest in regional culture and the Mandarin language. The leadership and management policy of the HARTING plant impressed just as much as the company's sales growth. In addition, his efforts in training and cultural matters were also emphasized. HARTING grants scholarships for the Jinan University and supports cultural events. In a thank you speech addressed to Marcel de Bruijn the municipal government made particular mention of the entire HARTING company as an important part of society in Zhuhai.

“I regard the honorary citizenship not only as an acknowledgement of my personal commitment, but far more as a distinction bestowed on the entire company group. As an internationally operating company, HARTING endeavors to adapt to specific cultural aspects and make a contribution to society. I am very proud to support these activities as a manager at HARTING Zhuhai,” as Marcel de Bruijn commented.