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Basic Import Practices Expert Witness

Expert Witness No.1683



B.A., Lourdes College, Sylvania, OH

Professional Accomplishments

U.S. Department of Commerce District Export Council (9 terms)
U.S. Department of Commerce “E Award” for Export Excellence
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service - licensed Customs broker
International Chamber of Commerce - U.S. Delegate to the Incoterms 2000 Revision
Toledo Area International Trade Association - President 1976 and 1984

Professional Experience

1977 - Present: President, Export Trading Company, Toledo, OH
This twenty-eight year old E Award winning export trading company provides trading, instruction, consulting and dispute mediation services on a variety of international trade topics. It exports heating, ventilating, refrigeration and air conditioning repair equipment, log home packages and watercraft trailers to over 20 export markets, and both exports and imports laboratory sterilization materials.

Topics on which this company provides consulting and instruction include:

Basic Export Practices
Basic Import Practices
International Payment Terms
U.S. Export Control Compliance
U.S. Free Trade Agreements
The Harmonized System
Incoterms 2000

In 1999, this company began its ongoing Incoterms 2000 public seminar program with the International Chamber of Commerce U.S. affiliate, the U.S. Council for International Business.

1972 - 1977: Vice President, Cauffiel International, Inc., Toledo, OH
Established an export department for this heavy equipment manufacturer. Exports increased substantially over a five-year period to the point where the company was awarded the E-Award for Excellence in Export.
1971 - 1972: Vice President, Wrisco International, Inc., Cleveland, OH
Rejoined the Cleveland office of Wright Sales Company group to manage imports and third country sales of its line of Swedish-made venetian blind production machinery and materials.

1969 - 1971: Manager, Hemisphere Americas, Inc., Miami Springs, FL
Left the Wright Sales Company group to establish and manage the U.S. office of this Bahamas-based importing distributor of cosmetics and perfumery sold in duty-free shops throughout the Caribbean.

1966 - 1969: Export Manager, Wright Sales Company, Inc., Cleveland, OH and Vice President, Wrisco International, Inc., Miami, FL
Recruited by this Cleveland-based manufacturer/distributor of window covering products to develop its existing stagnant export market. Two years of extensive travel and promotion throughout Latin America grew Western Hemisphere exports to the point of establishment of a new subsidiary corporation, Wrisco International, Inc., in Miami.

1961 - 1966:  Export Credit and Export Sales, Allied Chemical Corp., New York, NY
After learning the basics of export credit for three years at Allied, transferred to the International Division’s Fiber Marketing Department


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