Superior Tube and Fine Tubes Appoint New Global Director

Superior Tube and Fine Tubes, both part of the Watermill Group, are pleased to announce the appointment of Shion Hung to the position of Global Director of Customer Programs and Business Intelligence. Superior Tube, based in the US, and Fine Tubes, based in the UK, are both leaders in the manufacture of precision tubing for critical applications across a range of global markets, including aerospace, nuclear, oil gas and medical.

Based in the US, Shion will be taking the lead on building customer insights, analytics and program functions, which will help to shape the strategic direction of both companies and enhance their execution capability.

Prior to taking up his new role, Shion was Platform Director, Access and Advanced Energy for Johnson Johnson where he developed market forecasts, business models and new product development priorities for the medical devices market. He earlier held the position of Global Marketing and Partnerships Manager for Alcoa, identifying growth opportunities and execution strategies for numerous industries including aerospace, oil & gas and consumer electronics. In addition to a degree in Electrical Engineering from Rice University, Shion also holds an MBA and SM from MIT.

Commenting on his new appointment, Shion said:

“Superior Tube and Fine Tubes both have an excellent reputation for their technological capabilities across a number of key markets, and I’m very much looking forward to helping them build on that and further extend their global presence”.

Debbie Melnyk, Superior Tube Director Human Resources, added:

“We’re delighted that Shion has joined us. His skills and experience will undoubtedly provide to be a great asset to both companies going forward”.

Steve Tomlinson, Fine Tubes, Head of HR, added:

“As Fine Tubes and Superior Tube expand our global operations, Shion’s role will be crucial in this alliance and in driving our companies forward.”

About Superior Tube Company 


  • Superior Tube is a global leader in the manufacture of precision tubing. From aerospace to power stations, and oil and gas extraction to medicine, its products are used in a range of industries.

  • Based in Collegeville, PA, the company’s manufacturing capabilities include seamless and welded tubes, straight lengths or coils, in stainless steel, nickel, titanium and zirconium.

  • Since its founding in 1934, Superior Tube, its customers and products have been directly involved in several historic firsts in science and engineering, from the world's first nuclear powered vessel, the USS Nautilus, to the X-1 in which Chuck Yeager became the first man to break the sound barrier, to NASA’s Apollo Program which put the first man on the moon.

  • Since 2012, the company has been part of the strategy-driven private investment firm, Watermill Group, together with its UK-based sister company, Fine Tubes Ltd.

About Fine Tubes Ltd


  • Established 70 years ago, Fine Tubes is a leading metal tubing manufacturer with its headquarters and production facilities in Plymouth, UK and sales offices in Germany (Munich), France (Orleans), India (New Delhi) and the US (Houston) as well as several agents across the globe.

  • The company manufactures both seamless and welded tubes, in a wide range of stainless steel, nickel, titanium and zirconium alloys, for critical applications in the oil and gas, nuclear and power, aerospace, chemicals and medical equipment industries.

  • Fine Tubes currently employs around 380 permanent staff and exports its products to over 35 countries worldwide, including Russia, India, China and the US.

  • Recent projects for which Fines Tubes has supplied specialist tubing include the Airbus A380 and A350 series, the Sukhoi Superjet 100, Skylon, the Gemasolar power station, and CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.

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