Lao Wai in China
|Apr 01, 2004 2:19 am
||Is Taiwan China? Will the two entities ever unite? ahem, ReUnite?
| David Stig Hansen
I'm David Stig Hansen, and I lived in Tawian 4 years. I'm not finished yet. I'm just taking a hiatus in Irvine California for a while.
I think I know the answer to the question above. Is Taiwan China? What do you think?
Will Taiwan and China ever unite?
International Business Consulting - Looking for Asian Manufacturers?
My Areas of Expertise:
OEM Account Management
Asian Sourcing & Manufacturing
Cost Savings and Problem Identification
Marketing and New Business Development
International Business Consulting Services
The Industrial Age is over! Welcome to the Information Age. As we have seen, many businesses and countries have had to face many challenges and permanent changes. In 2004, every product and service is potentially global, and can be applied in almost any existing market.
If a company wants to grow, they will eventually have to understand, explore and do business in new markets. Not having the proper analysis and preparation can cost a business a great deal of money.
That is why STIGcorp is here. To help you prepare for all that your company may encounter when entering new and unknown markets. We provide the business community access to Asia, with a full spectrum of international business consulting services for clients interested in doing business there.
We specialize in guiding small, medium, and family-owned businesses to expand their operations in Asia, including sourcing, manufacturing and opening an office or factories in Asia. Our associates have lived and worked throughout Asia, speak most of the Asian languages and understand the law, culture and challenges of living and working throughout the region.
We assist US businesses doing business in Asia. Our specialists will analyze your issue in confidence. You can rely on our knowledge and relationships with overseas governments and other entities to effectively facilitate your relationship in the Asian markets.
I consistently strive to:
·Maximize perceived brand equity
·Maximize global branding opportunities
·Maximize market share
·Maximize return on investment
I have been involved one way or another in sales and marketing for more than 16 years. On the merits of my MBA, I have most recently been interfacing daily with Chinese manufacturers and import-export companies. I specialize in cross-cultural business challenges for companies and organizations interested in developing positions of strength in Asia as well as for companies with marketing needs specific to North America. I speak English, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.
This is the value I bring to your organization. As a sales and marketing expert, I'm aware a company struggling to compete in today's fierce economy needs outstanding professionals apt in business administration, customer service excellence, quality assessment skills, strategic development capabilities, and ethical workforce management experience. In these areas, I am fluent, skilled, capable, experienced.
A vast experience of product merchandising, product managing, to marketing for a Action Toy industry player, to directly representing a manufacturer of Flash Memory Connectors into the US, can testify to my ability to understand a product management from its design stage through it’s fully executed channel placement. My qualifications include:
·Exceptional Teamwork skills
·Dynamic 16-year sales and marketing career
·Extensive hands-on technical qualifications
·Excellence in product launch, market penetration and accelerated growth
My goal is an executive management position where I can direct sales, marketing, operations, customer service, administration human resources and finance of an organization dealing with Asia, similar to those responsibilities I have managed up to now.
I'm interested in an organization offering opportunities for professional growth, management and leadership. Please note that I am conversational in the top three languages of the world, and have tremendous cross-cultural business experience. I speak English, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.
I look forward to speaking with you to pursue opportunities your company may have for me. Please see my attached resume or check out my website:
David Stig Hansen
David Stig Hansen
DAVID STIG HANSEN
116 Costero Aisle, Irvine, California 92614
Mobile:+1 (760) 880-8451
·16 years sales and marketing experience in the Telecom, Retail, Printing and Sign Industries
·Skilled in conducting business in Chinese, Spanish and fluent American English
·Teaching and Training experience exceeds 4000 classroom hours
·Working and living experience in Asia and Latin America for more than 4 years
·Excellent computer skills, including MS Office, ACT, CorelDraw, CASmate, Adobe Suite
MBA Degree Fisher Graduate School of International Business, Monterey Institute of International Studies; California; May 2001
Chinese Language Certificate, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA; May 2001
BS Degree California State University San Bernardino; San Bernardino, CA; December 1996
Data Analysis Trade Certification, Goodfellow Air Force Base: December 1990
Chinese Language Certificate, Defense Language Institute; 47 week Mandarin Chinese Course; June 1990
Director of US Marketing, J.D. Toy & Game Manufacturing Company, Taipei, R.O.C.; 02/2003 – 11/2003
·As department leader, selected and targeted US action sports markets, retailers and distributors in more than 35 states
·Researched market access strategy successfully creating entry into the US action sports market
·Designed and executed web-based sales campaign increasing total market by 25%
International Business Instructor, International Trade Institute, Taipei / HsinChu, R.O.C.; 09/2002 – 05/2003
·Instructed mid-level and senior executives in the Taiwan World Trade Center in advanced business and communication skills
·Graduates received a government recognized training certificate to facilitate career advancement
Optical Component Product Marketing Manager, RiteKom Corporation, (Ritek) HsinChu, R.O.C.; 09/2001 – 09/2002
·Served as department leader supervising a 5-person marketing group introducing product to US based clients
·Developed Global Marketing strategy for fiber optic transceiver / cable resulting in 50% increase in total revenues
·Developed and maintained distribution, representation and manufacturing partnerships resulting in high revenue OEM contracts
·Traveled internationally making product presentations to Top Tier OEMs including Agilent, Lucent, Siemens, Ericsson
·Calculated and performed pricing models, sales forecasts, and market analysis for US based exports
Phillip Morris Product Merchandising Manager, News America Marketing (Phillip Morris), USA; 01/2000 – 06/2001
·Managed Point of Sale Merchandising Promotions throughout Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties
·Communicated with Owners and Retailers regarding product inventories and displays
·Worked independently executing and managing store display pricing and P.O.S. advertising
Sign Manufacturing Operations Consultant, Expo Event Services, Monterey, USA; 10/1999 – 04/2001
·Horizontally integrated production capabilities eliminating signage outsourcing costs
·Executed High Revenue Corporate Installations and Exhibitions throughout California
·Consulted all phases of custom designed sign product creation and installation
University Instructor, American Culture University, TaoYuan, R.O.C. 09/1996 – 03/1998
·Organized intensive English, university, and summer camp classes for groups of 12 to 40 students
·Taught more than 2500 hours to adults, teens, and young learners (Ages 2 to 65)
Sign and Printing Center Manager, Coyote Copy Center, San Bernardino, USA; 0/1994 – 01/1996
·Managed daily operations (Quotes, Orders, Fulfillment), supervising 2 persons
·Serviced and maintained designing, printing, and finishing equipment
·Performed retail sales, cashiering, special ordering, and inventory management functions
Computer Skills: MS Office, CorelDRAW, HTML, Adobe Photoshop, PageMaker, Casmate
Languages: Mandarin Chinese (Advanced); Spanish (Advanced); English (Native)
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