Dahua Accuses Ex-Dahua US President of "Poor Performance" and "Mismanagement"

By Isabella Cheng, Published Sep 27, 2021, 09:19am EDT

Former Dahua North America President Frank Zhang mismanaged the company, with "annual revenues crashed" and failed to get along with other company executives, leading to his termination, Dahua alleges in a recent legal filing.

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In this report, IPVM reviews Dahua's comments on Zhang's alleged poor performance leading to his termination in August 2017 and Zhang's position that Dahua's claim is "disingenuous."

Case **********

**** (*****) ***** *** hired ** ***** ** late **** ** ********* of ***** ******** *** Enterprise ***** ** * three-year ******** **** ** annual ****** ** $***,***. Dahua ******* **** *****'* severance *** $***,*** ***** while *** ******** **** "monthly ********* ********" ** $680,000 ***** ***** ******* was * "*********'* *****". For **********, ***:***** **** **-***** ******** President, **** ***** ****.

Dahua: ***** ********** ***** ***** *******

******** **** ** * trial ********* ***** ********** ***** North *******, ******* *** annual ******* ** "*****":

** ****, ***** *****’* leadership, *****’* ****** ****** came ** ** ****** halt. *** ************* ********************, ** *** *******’* annual ******** ******* *** failed ** **** ******** revenue ***********, ********* ***** that ***** ****** *******.

***** ****** **** *********** was **** ******, **** the ******* ******* ** reach ******* ***********:

******* *** ***** *** months ** ****, ***** experienced * ******* ********, having *** **** **% of *** ******** ****** revenue ** *** *** of ****.

** ****** ****, *** Fu ******* ******** ** the ** **** ***** to **** ***** ** planned ** ******* *** leadership ** ***** *** to ********* *****'* **** from *** ******** ** the ***** ******** *********.

Backdoor **** ******

*****'* ***** ****** **** not ********** **** ******** ********* on ***** *, ****. **** ******* * crisis *** *** ******* as ** ******* ******* shipping *** **** **** while **** ******* *** distributors **** ********* ***** buying **** *******, ** light ** ****.

*** **** ******* **** impacted *****'* ******* **** cannot ** ******* *** it *** ******* ******** to *** ******* ** H1 ****.

Doubled *****

***** ******* '******' ** sales ***** **** **** to ****, ********* ** a ***** ******** ** the **** *** ***** to ****.

*** *********** ** *** backdoor *** ******** ***** provides ******* ** ***** USA / ** **** achieving "**% ** *** budgeted ****** ******* ** end ** ****." ********, in **** * **** (end ** ****), *** would **** ** ******** to ** **** **% of *** '******** ****** revenue' ** **** **** meeting *** ******.

Grew **% ** ** ****

** ********, ***** ******* that ** ******** **** revenue **% ** **** same **** ******:

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** ******* *** **** discrepancy ** ****** *** mostly ** ********** ** the ******** ** ***** and *** *********** ** framing *** *******.

Dahua: ***** ****** ** *** **

*** ******* **** ****** that ***** *** *** "get *****" **** ***** China's ****** **********. *********, coupled **** *** "************** performance", *** *** ********** in *****, ********* **, decided ** ****** *****:

** * ****** ** Zhang’s ************** *********** *** Zhang’s ******* ** *** into ******** ** *** along **** * ****** of ********’* ****** ********** and *** ***** ****, the *** ********** ** Zhejiang, ********* **, ******* to ****** ***** **** his ****.

***** *** *** ******* any **** ******* ** how ***** ****** ** fit ** ** ****** to *** ***** **** other ****** *******.

High ***** *** ***** **********

***** ********** *** **** hopes *** *****, ******* in *** ***** **** Chairman ** ******* ********** Zhang * **** ********* for ****** **** *****'* US ********:

****** ** (“**”), ********’* Chairman, ********** ***** * good ********* ** **** the ** ******** ** Dahua *** ** *********** take ** * **** significant **** ** ********.

*** ****, *****'* ***********, and *********, **** ********* that ***** **** ***** for * ********** ********:

**** ******** **** ***** was ************* ***** ********, understood *** ** ******, and ***** ********** ********* growth ** *****. ** recommended ** ** **** the ******* **** ***** for * ********** ********.

*****'* $***,*** ****** ****** apparently *** "* ************* ****** ****** than ***** *** ******** were ********** ** ****** executives, *** ** ****** they **** *********** ******* based ** ***** **** hopes *** *****," ***** says.

Zhang's ********: "*********** ********" ************ *********

*****'* ******** ** *** trial ************* *** ***** **** Dahua's *** ****** ** Zhang's *********** ****** ** "disingenuous":

*****’* ***** ******** ****** that *****’* *********** *** deficient ** ************. ** Dahua *** ******** ************ with *****’* ***********, **** simply ***** *** ***** have ******* *** * check *** $***,*** *** sent *** ** *** way, ******* *** **** for *** *********** ** all.

*****'* **** ********** ***********:

** **** ********** ***** be ********** ** ***** for *****, ***** ***** pay **** **** **** salary ******* *** ****** of **** ********** ** set ***** *****... ** you *** ********** *** to ******* ******* ** company **********, *** **** only ** *********** *** the ******** ** **** employment *** *** ******* any ********** ************.

Zhang's ********: ***** "*** ***** ******* **** ******"

** ****, *****'* ******** claims *** ******** ** Dahua, **** ***** "*** brought ** ** ***** to **** **** ******* a **** ******" *** "met *** ********* **** challenge."

*****'* ******** ***** *** 4 ******** ** *****'* "exceptional **** ***********":

  • ************* *** *******’* ***** American ******** (******* *** North ******** ********’ ********* from ************* ** ** 80 *** ******* *** offices).

  • *********** *** ******* ********.

  • ******** *** *******’* ******** for *** ******** ******.

  • ********** *** ********* ****** and *********** ********; *** signing ** $* ******* intellectual ******** ********* ***** the ******* *** **** unable ** ********** ****** his ******.

Rare ** **** *** ********* ***********

** ** ******** *** large *********, **** ** Dahua, ** **** *** executives *** **** ***********, even ** **** **** the ******* ** *** terms. *******, ***** *** not **** **** ***** to ******* **** **** call * **** ** the ********* ********* *** also ** *** ******** on ****** ******* **** Zhang ********** *** *******, causing ******** ** *****.

******* ** *******

*** *** ***** ****** cited ***** **** ***** recently ** ********* **, 2021, ** * **** of *** ******* ******* to *** ** ***** Circuit ***** ** *******.**********, ** ******** ****, the ************* ******** ***** had ******* ******* ** Dahua's *****, ******** *** company ** ******* *** typo. *******, **** ***** and ***** ******** *** district *****'* ******** ***** February ****.

***** ******** *** ******** court's ****** ** *********' fees, ***** ** ****** to ** ~$*.* *******. Zhang ******** *** *****'* order ******** *****'* ****** for ******* ******** (*.*. ruling ******** *** ******* to ******* *** ****) and *** ******* *** own ******* ********. ** February **, ****,*** ******* ***** *********** ***** **** ***** "triable ****** ** ****" in **** ****, ******** the ******** ***** ** favor ** *****. *** case *** **** ********, or **** **** ** the ***** *****, ** undergo ******* ***********.

Bench ***** ** ********* **

*** **** **** ******* to * ***** ***** on ********* **, ****, in *** ************* ******** Court ** ** ***********. IPVM **** **** ******* accordingly.

Comments (2)

*****'* $***,*** ****** ****** apparently *** "* ************* ****** ****** than ***** *** ******** were ********** ** ****** executives, *** ** ****** they **** *********** ******* based ** ***** **** hopes *** *****," ***** says.

* **** * *** known ***** **** ***. I ***** **** *********** to **** *** ***** for *****'* **** *********** for $***,*** *** ****, with * $***,*** *********.

Agree: 5
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Informative: 2
Unhelpful
Funny: 12

*****, ** **** ** Dahua's ******** **** ***** on ****** ********** ******* of *** "*********" *******. Frank *** ****** **** a ********* ***** ******* who *** ** ******* in ***** ** ******** flaws, ************* ********, ********** trade ****, *** ******** of *** ***** ******* by *** ******* ** large.

***** ***** ********* **** selling ****** ** ************ channels *** ****** ***** brand *** ** *** unscrupulously. ******** *** **** Dahua ***** ********* ********. Now *****'* ********** ****. How *** ***** ******** to ******* ****** ****? The **** **** ** managed ** **** *** brand **** ********* ******* was ****** ** **.

***** ***** ***** ** stop ******** ******* ** sacrificial ***** ** ***** executive ********* *** ********* consider * ********* ** take *** ******* **. If **** **** ** save *** ** ****** and *** ***** ******** market ** * ***** they **** ** ******* address *** ********* ** their ****** *** *** big ******** ** *** room. ** ***, **** need ** *** ***** losses *** *** *** hell *** ** ***** and **** ******* *** blame ****.

*** *** **** *** paste **** ** **** for ********* **** ** additional ******* ** "**** being * *** **** puppet".

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