Washington District Export Council
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Directory of Members
Regional Manager, International Trade Programs
U.S. Small Business Administration
Specializing in: SBA's Finance Programs (loan guarantees) for Small Business Exporters.
Director, U.S. - South Asia Business Services
Pacific Northwest Advisors
President of the European Chambers of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest
Specializing in: 30+ plus years’ experience as Senior FCS officer including 20 years as SCO in Malaysia, the Philippines, India, Singapore, EU; Senior Commercial Advisor, APEC 2011.
Brislin, John F.
Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington
President and CEO
Specializing in: Trade finance
Hobart Machined Products, Inc.
Specializing in: Aerospace, medical components.
Managing Director for International Trade
State of Washington Department of Commerce
Specializing in: Trade Development
Col, Martin H.
Specializing in: Joint ventures, trade facilitation, mechanics of exporting, etc.
Cole, Milton A.
Strategic Global Development
Specializing in: Global strategic development, offshore operations (for developing manufacturing), int'l sales and marketing, global supply line development.
Cascade Designs, Inc.
Specializing in: The outdoor sporting goods industry. 5 years managing the international sales of Therm-A-Rest mattresses, MSR stoves and water filters, etc., to distributors and retails. An additional 2 years helping coordinate the exporting of Cannondale bicycles to Japan, Australia, NZ and Europe. Spanish and Degree in Journalism.
Diederichs, Stephen J.
Vice President of Sales
Specializing in: Wholesale grocery, sundries; Asia, Central and South America.
SBDC – Western Washington University
College of Business and Economics
Center for Economic Vitality
Specializing in: Business development, managing a small exporting company; Canadian export matchmaking. Washington public higher institution of higher education.
Dunk, D. Duane
Specializing in: Medical-related, antimicrobial, water safety related products to Latin America, Asia, and specifically India and Brazil; Entrepreneurship; speaks Portuguese and Spanish.
Froggett, Stephan, PhD.
Froggett & Associates, LLC
Specializing in: Trade and regulatory policy advisor for innovative and emerging technologies, working with US, EU, Asia and Canadian regulators, and international organizations (OECD, UN, ISO, APEC).
Lecturer, International Business
Foster Business School, University of Washington
Specializing in: Europe, Asia; pharmaceuticals, consumer products, data communication, export management; Spanish, French; residences in Europe, Iran
Griffin, Anne Marie
Sr. Mgr. Export Compliance and Policy
Global Trade Compliance Organization
Specializing in: Export compliance regulations,
Gross, Warren H.
Specializing in: Payment and Credit Risk Evaluation and Structured Trade Finance
Ibarra, Ralph B.
Specializing in: Business and market development in the NAFTA countries with an emphasis in the Aerospace, Healthcare, Consumer Goods; Trade, Information and Technology Sectors, and Spanish.
Isett, David Edward
Concordia Coffee Systems
Specializing in: Canada, Europe Australia; Development of distribution channels and partnerships
Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle
Specializing in: 15 years experience promoting Greater Seattle; trade policy; speaks German.
Kelley, Lisa G.
Senior Sales Analyst
Specializing in: International Trade and Export Services
Kvidera, Jr., Larry
Manager – Marketing & Trade
Port of Tacoma
Specializing in: International Trade, Building and Forest Products.
Director, Merchandising and Marketing
Specializing in: Marketing channels, private labeling, consumer products (foodstuffs); Asia-Pacific markets.
Senior Director of International Marketing
Clarisonic, a L'Oréal company
Specializing in: Export of consumer products, particularly health and beauty products, sonic skin care for use in dermatology sector; U.S., Japan, UK, Western Europe
Gem Shavings, LLC
Specializing in: Wood products, by-products; Asia, Middle East; cultural knowledge
Specializing in: North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia; international sales, marketing, nutrition channels
Senior Marketing Manager
Small and Midsize Business & Distribution Group
Specializing in: E-commerce, global marketing and channel development
Ralston, Jerry W., Ph.D.
Global Business Advisory Services
Pacific Northwest Advisors
Specializing in: International Trade, Marketing, Strategy and Investment
Rothmeyer, Michael Anthony
Vice-President, Global Sales
Specializing in: Medical devices, fresh produce; Asia-Pacific, Canada, Latin America
Specializing in: Forest products, Europe, Africa, Middle East, China, speaks French, German and marginal Italian, exporting expertise in country risk analysis, export credit manager for WA’s #2 exporter, experience working for FAS and AID.
Struthers, Garry L.
Garry Struthers Associates Inc.
Specializing in: Exporting Professional Environmental Services
Specializing in: Middle East, Central Asia; speaks languages used in Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Turkish and Arabic.
Specializing in: Trade Promotion, Transportation Sector, and Norwegian
White, Gary Allan
Specializing in: Eastern Washington Trade and Trade Advising
General Biodiesel, Inc.
Specializing in: Energy, Asia
Woodward, David Bracy
President and CEO
American Cultural Exchange
Specializing in: Education, training; Middle East, East Asia
Pacific Rim Investments
Specializing in: International Banking, Asia & Russia.