International Marketing and Sales Director
SHOWATOOL CO., LTD
Initially hired on a contract basis to analyze how latest low-cost computer technologies could be utilized in this company to both cut operating costs significantly and also aid in marketing, I soon delegated the responsibilities for the in-house web and pre-print projects that I initiated for both the three-language web-site and the firm's catalogs and pamphlets production. Subsequent to my taking on a small design staff to complete the web and company literature design projects that I initially led, I was promoted to a permanent executive position, International Marketing and Sales Director, from which time I concentrated on the implementation of my proposed ideas:
* I ordered equipment and trained staff at several key locations on personal computers, and initiated the change from sending many forms, memos and blueprints by fax between the company's offices.
* With my proven sales record, I was given four months of intensive sales engineering before receiving what would remain my permanent position: International Marketing and Sales Director. I lead the firm's overseas sales operations. I received an intensive general education in machine tooling, following which I assisted in contract negotiation with foreign suppliers (negotiating successfully for the exclusive representation of two foreign firms, by Showa, for the entire Japan market) as well as assisting in business with our many distributors and the largest and most prestigious of customers, including ROLLS ROYCE; , the UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, and MACDONALD DOUGLASS (USA). Such work, and sole-distributor negotiation (for all of Japan), as well as representing SHOWA SEIKI at international machine tool expos England, France, Japan and America.
* I left SHOWA SEIKI in October, 1999, after completing a final project to establish the SHOWA USA headquarters office near Chicago - most important to serve the auto and auto parts manufacturing industrial cities of Michigan and Illinois.