April 4, 2023
EDINA, Minn. (March 30, 2016) — U.S. – China Business Connections is hosting its UCBC April Breakfast Meeting from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at International Market Square, Studio 185, 275 Market St. Minneapolis, MN 55405.
The guest presenter, Paul Krier, vice president of operations for Safe Reflections Inc., will speak on the topic “The Journey to Asia: From Sourcing to Selling.”
Like many small companies, the trip to Asia many times start with sourcing parts and components from Asia to use and sell to US customers.  As  the company grows, customers emerge in Asia and require a different path.  Serving these new customers calls for new ways to navigate this new business landscape.  Come are hear how a small company can grow to effectively serve these new Asian customers.
Krier is currently leading the development of SRI’s operational expansion into Taipei, Taiwan. SRI has had a long history of exporting into Asia and is now poised to expand it’s international footprint to support the significant growth of it’s patented colorized reflective into the consumer active wear markets in South East Asia.
Krier has traveled to Asia the last 10 years building plants and improving operational and informational flows in China, India, and Singapore. Paul has led over 200 kaizen events globally in the US, Asia and Europe as a lean leader. He also led operations teams of 450 salary and hourly employees with approximately $1B in revenue. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from University of Minnesota, Duluth and Cleveland State University, respectively.

April meeting

SRI has a long history of exporting its products with patented technology into South East Asia apparel industry. Over the last year and into the next two to three years, SRI will be transforming their supply chain by launching a Distribution and Manufacturing site in Taipei Taiwan. This site will be the hub to its Asian network integrating regional suppliers & customers and Taiwan & US operations. Paul has been and will continue to lead this supply chain transformation.

Register online or call Jim for questions at 612-865-6543.

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