New Staff at Commercial Service Chicago!
We are happy to announce that two new international trade specialists have joined the Chicago office: Richard (Rich) Carpenter and Kyungsoo (Dan) Kim.
Rich has a solid foundation of small business development knowledge, and extensive media and communications experience, and most recently spent a year in the military internship program at CS Middletown. A long time Navy veteran, he is strongly committed to supporting traditionally underserved groups of veteran, and minority owned small businesses. Rich has lived and worked in FL, VA, ME, and most recently Connecticut, and is an extensive international traveler, with a penchant for photography, beluga whales, and museums. Rich will be assisting area exporters in the following sectors: Computers & Information Technology, Consumer Electronics, Telecommunications, and Safety & Security. Rich can be reached at Richard.Carpenter@trade.gov.
Dan has been working with small, medium, and large enterprises since 2008, connecting major corporations with international partners. He comes to us from the non-profit Korean export promotion and investment agency (KOTRA) and has extensive experience in various industries from automotive, commercial, pharmaceuticals, medical, and industrial applications. As an international trade delegation specialist and then a global business development manager, he launched several new products into the U.S. market and established strategic partnerships. He has considerable hands-on knowledge dealing with the challenges of exporting new products into an established market and many insights on the major market of Korea. Dan will be assisting area exporters in the following sectors: Automotive, Railroad, Logistics, Chemicals, & Plastics. Dan can be reached at Kyungsoo.Kim@trade.gov
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