After seventeen years of traveling to Asia, sourcing factories, evaluating production processes and developing products I have realized just how invaluable the benefit of speaking a second language can be. I am currently working in the tool and hardware industry; however, my experience covers a broad range of products and materials; from zinc die cast, plastic injection, casting, various machining processes (i.e. CNC, EDM), electro plating, cut and sew textiles manufacturing and much more.
I am currently Director of Merchandising and Product Development for hand tools and automotive specialty tools at Alltrade Tools LLC. I previously was in charge of the entire product dept. at a small faucet and bath accessories manufacturer. I am experienced in sourcing and developing products in Asia. I travel regularly to China and Taiwan to visit existing and new vendors, evaluate quality and process control and work with a verity of engineers, factory owners and designers to develop new products for the North American market. I am very interested in moving into a new industry where I have the opportunity to face new challenges.
• 17+ years of progressive marketing, product development and management experience.
• Fluent in Mandarin Chinese (Speak, Read & Write / Type)
• Extensive Asia business travel experience & Sourcing
• Product Development
• Product Life cycle Management
• Branding / Brand Management
• Merchandising / Packaging Design
• Quality Management
Specialties: Speak fluent Mandarin Chinese.
Experienced Asia Travel and sourcing