Our Team

At PFI Fareast we are driving innovation and continuous improvement for our clients

Michael Tackenberg

Chairman's Message

PFI was established in 1956 to serve the needs of the footwear industry. The Group has developed into a worldwide recognised authority in the TIC industry nowadays. Meanwhile, our global activities have extended far beyond the footwear industry. With roots in Germany that span over a half-century, we uphold the commitment to ensuring the highest quality standards, with an aim to make products better, safer, and more efficient since its founding. Today, PFI drives innovation and technological improvement in manufacturing with over a hundred experts with various expertise, ranging from chemistry, physics, technology, biotechnology, microbiology to sustainability.

Apart from that, we spare no effort in striving to promote sustainable and ethical production across global fashion supply chains. Our goal is to work hand in hand with the industry and build up a responsible and sustainable ecosystem through our endeavours with relevant stakeholders, so as to create a better future for our society.

Amid the new normal, our whole team will continue to support the fashion industry with our services, know-how, core competencies, and pioneering spirit to walk into the future with focuses on areas such as digitalisation and sustainability.

Chairman of PFI Group
Michael Tackenberg

Managing Director

With more than 17 years of experience in the footwear and service industry, Candice is the Managing Director of PFI Fareast, formerly known as PFI Hong Kong. Candice has been with the organization for more than 14 years where she grew herself to be an all-rounded Manager. Her insistence, commitment and passion on product quality and footwear together with her visionary and energetic qualities, have spurred PFI Fareast to become a learning, service, and quality focused organization.

Under the leadership of Candice, PFI Fareast is not only position to be a service provider for inspection, audit, and testing services. It is however her vision to leverage the technical and know how advantages of PFI Germany coupled with the efficiency and proximity advantages of PFI Fareast, to better serve the compliance needs of the global supply chain. Candice does not only see PFI Fareast the gateway to connect the Asian suppliers to European and North America markets, but also the platform to support overseas companies and brands over the compliance challenges that they may encounter along their expansion pathway to the Asian market particularly the massive China market.

Prior to her career in PFI, Candice was based in Mainland China and worked in various positions in the footwear industry including the roles in production, sourcing, product design and development. Candice has a Master Degree in Digital Leadership.

Candice Wang
Tommy Ou
General Manager of Quanzhou Laboratory

General Manager of Quanzhou Laboratory, Dr. Tommy Ou holds a Doctor in Physical Chemistry from the Xiamen University in China with a specialization in new materials like nanomaterial and their applications in the environment. He has 14 years of experience in the testing and quality assurance industry. He also has profound knowledge of laboratory management, technological analysis, testing and inspection, particularly in the field of footwear.

Dr. Ou manages the operations of the laboratory in Quanzhou. Moreover, he supervises and optimizes the supply chain with the use of existing technologies to meet relevant compliance, facilitating exports to European and American markets. 

Over the years, Dr. Tommy Ou has dedicated himself to continuously improving product quality and preserving the environment from being polluted by improper supply chain management and practice.

Meet the team

Dr. Frank Wen

Senior Laboratory Manager

Frank Liesenhoff

Director of Business Development

Mishelle Qiu

Regional Sales Manager

Terence Zhao

Manager of Physical Testing Department

Amy Lv

Manager of Chemical Technical Support

Jerry He

Laboratory Quality Manager

Rainy Dong

Human Resources Administration Department manager

Aiko Ji

Customer Service Supervisor

Why PFI?

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years of experience in the footwear industry

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of customers are European brands

We work with brands, manufacturers, traders and their entire supply chain

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