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Jun 2001Present


Asian American Inc.

Provide executive leadership for multi-million $ international channel supply consultant management group from start-up: Lead operations and strategic direction with full bottom line responsibility including long-range planning, global product management and product development. Provide clear guidance and direction and oversight for all functions including Sales/Marketing Directors in Hong Kong, Thailand, Korea, and USA. Supervise Distributor Management in Indo-Asia, North Africa and Middle East.

Manage logistics, telesales & marketing functions and administration personnel at offices in New York, Hong Kong, Seoul, Bangkok, Colombo, Delhi and Dubai. Lead business development, sourcing and consulting initiatives.Clients Include: Wal-Mart USA/China, Kremlyovskaya, Russia, GBL GB, Thai President, SJI Premiums, Bangkok, Holt Worldwide Software, Boyden Thailand, Li & Fung China, Strikeforce, Patons Mac Plantations Australia, Gardenburger Corp, Mariani Corp USA, Tesco, ASDA, Bestway, LUSH, FMCG, UK, etc.,


President (International)

Mauna Loa Macadamia Corp

Manage multi-million international nut/confectionery products subsidiary for $150 (from $115) million grower, manufacturer and retailer

Lead General Managers for confectionery divisions in Europe, Africa, South Asia, Greater China, Latin America and Indo-Asia.Provide oversight of export services, retail duty free & marketing, product development functions and administration personnel. Manage full P&L and Marketing Budget.Lead strategic alliance, co-packing and JV due diligence initiatives. Opened and manned General Offices in Japan, Hong Kong and London.


Director International Business

Tri-Valley Growers

Lead $180 (from $142) million worldwide food products subsidiary for $950 million food manufacturer

Direct Business Managers for canned vegetables, fruits, tomatoes, plus snack food and beverage products in Europe, Africa, South Asia, Greater China and Latin America.Supervise sales & marketing managers and duty free support personnel.Manage $2.5 million development budget.Lead strategic alliance and licensing due diligence initiatives.



SIMPAK (Simple Packaging Solutions)

Managed start-up to $12 million, packaging Technology Company creating worldwide markets and operations then guided company through IPO and sold to Bosch GBH in ’96:

Licensed technologies to companies worldwide including Eagle Doeboy, USA, Albert Fisher, UK, Heinz Watties, Australia and Simplot New Zealand;

Developed/marketed proprietary technology into consumer goods companies in U.S.A, Europe, and Asia Pacific

Oversight of C.O.O, VP Sales & Marketing and VP Engineering; Managed $2 million budget in six countries


Director International Sales & Services

The Clorox Company

Manage $350 million (from $200MM) international sales and services for $1.7 billion Consumer Products Company.

Reported to President, Clorox International, served as member of International Strategy Committee. Directed sales in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, China, Latin America, Canada and Mexico. Managed export logistics including distribution of raw materials to plants, finished goods and WIP to trade. Coordinated three area general managers and 25 country managers, directed export and logistics managers.

The Clorox International Company, London, England


Manage $50 million (from $25MM) sales in Europe, Middle East and Africa for $200 million Clorox subsidiary.

Established export business in 9 African countries, 5 central and 6 Western European nations.

Managed $4.2MM budget, 4 regional managers, 15 country managers; Directed operations in Saudi Arabia Yemen and Egypt plants for initial supply into all Gulf States.


Field Sales Manager


Manage domestic UK sales and European exports for $240Million (from $180) Beverage Company.

Directed $17 million budget, oversight of 2500 direct and indirect reports via 8 Divisional Managers (NB: Cola Wars)


Manage national accounts for Cadbury-Schweppes in Spain and UK, directed 19 sales managers.

Launched two full ranges of soft and alcoholic beverages each year and took all but one (Pepsi) to brand leadership.

Recruited new sales management team, increasing retail sales by 25% in two years


Senior National Accounts Manager

Colgate Palmolive

Managed European and Middle Eastern sales for $130MM (consumer & industrial) Products Company

Products included personal care, cosmetics, perfumery, household cleaning, detergent, infant care and industrial products. Joined company as Territory Manager (1977-79; promoted to Regional Manager wholesale, drug and department stores (1979-81) and Senior National Accounts & Export Manager (1982-84).Four time repeat European Manager of the Year.


Mounik Pani

“It's great to know John and

admire his in depth

understanding of Indian market.

I had opportunity to work with

John on several Projects

promoting foreign brands in

India and have learnt a great

deal from him specially in area

of brand promotion and supply

chain management. Keep it up


john Wiest

“John spearheaded the growth

of Clorox International from a

limited North American

presence to securing test

markets in Europe, Middle East,

Asia and Latin America. He is a

dynamic leader with skills in

finding new distribution partners

and building new relationships.

John's management style

affords wide latitude to reports

and partners for guided but

independent and creative


Michael Utteridge

“John Hutchison joined me at

Cadbury Schweppes to take

control of National Accounts

covering the Take Home

channels for which I was

responsible. John came on

board at a time when the

business was changing and

recognising the importance of

the Take Home channels which

needed a change of culture and

leadership. John was

instrumental in making the

changes needed and taking

National Accounts to a new

level of skill with results to

match. Following his success in

National Accounts a move was

made to manage Field Sales

where similar levels of

achievement were attained.”

Jay Wren

“John Hutchison is a bright,

detail-oriented manager with a

very effective network of

international business contacts.

He was respected for his

international sales leadership at The Clorox Company and at C. Brewer Corp"

Jeffery Freeman

2005/6 Employed Asian

American to assist Mariani

Dried Fruits Corp to open

markets in Asia and to start-up

manufacturing operations in

South East Asia. Jeffrey was

Senior Vice president at Mariani

during the years of 2005/6

Craig Sullivan

We worked together with the

senior managment commitee

that set Clorox International on

a path of great financial

success ($240Million to over a

Billion in four years)



Exceptional Executive with deep commercial experience in multi-functional organizations; managing domestic and international operations, P&L oversight, multi-channel product distribution, marketing and services; working for blue-chip and developing companies. Results focused, decisive leader, having proven success identifying new and strategic market positioning for multibillion-dollar FMCG manufacturers and B2B&C licensing operations.

Impeccable track record of growing sales and increasing bottom line in 110 countries while leading operational improvements to productivity and cost reductions. Excels within an ambitious company looking to offer their products/services to the widest possible audience; whilst remaining pragmatic and focused on the bottom-line.

                                                        Core Competences

·Visionary Leadership

·Global Strategic Alliance

·Organization Restructure

·Budget/Sales Forecastin

·Partnership Development

·Tactical Market Planning

·Risk Management

·High-stake Negotiations

·Public & Media Relation


Professional Associations:

Member, Association for Corporate Growth USA

World Trade Club Worldwide

British Chamber of Commerce*

American Chamber of Commerce*

Academic Associations:*

University of California Berkley

City of San Francisco University

St John’s College Cambridge

London School of Economics

International Management Institute, New Delhi

University of Hong Kong

University of Dar-es Salam, Tanzania

* Business Presentations and Graduate Recruitment

                                      Other Interests:

Charities: Honorary member of the Habitat for Humanity foundation.

Associate of the FXB Aids Foundation


To secure an International Role at an Ambitious Consumer Goods Company where my Global Business Development Experience and Success can be Utilised to Best Advantage.


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