As President of MFG.com Asia, James is responsible for leading MFG.com's business growth in Asia Pacific including the day-to-day running of the Shanghai-based operations. James brings with him close to 20 years of successful international management experience in direct sales, strategic sourcing, and manufacturing operations.
Prior to joining MFG.com, James served as the Chief Representative for a major business segment of SPX Corporation in Shanghai. In this role he established the Asia Procurement Office in Shanghai to support multiple business segments within the company worldwide and pioneered reverse auctions in Asia utilizing an online marketplace platform. Prior to that, James was the General Manager for a SPX joint venture company in China. In this role he turned around the joint venture into profitability with significant sales growth through the restructuring of the organization, its work processes and operating metrics. James has also held international management positions at Bechtel, Tenneco, and Pechiney in both North America and Asia.
James holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from East China University in Shanghai and an International MBA from Thunderbird, AGSIM in Phoenix, Arizona. James is fluent in both Chinese and English.