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RssJapanese/Mandarin oriented executive manager

RESUME of HARRISON (HIROSHI) KAO E-mail: Home Phone: (734) 429-8515 (evening) Address: 7252 Steeplechase Dr., Saline, MI 48176. OBJECTIVE: Vice President of Operations, Global Sourcing Procurement Manager or Director Assistant, Quality Assurance Engineer - Supplier Quality Development Specialist, Materials Procurement/Manufacturing Project Operations Manager, Japanese/Mandarin/Taiwanese/English Coordinator/Translator/Interpreter, Multicultural Team Builder. PROFILE: Japanese/Mandarin/Taiwanese Speaking Quality Development & Manufacturing Operations Manager (US citizen): 1) Born & educated to high school as a native Japanese, yet speaking English in US for 40 years (multi-lingual leadership); . 2) Over 20 years Executive position at German/Japanese/American plants: Quality Assurance, Procurement, Project, Plant operations (3 shifts, 2000 to 5000 employees); 3) B. S. in Engineering, Chemical & Mechanical major, with additional Electrical courses credited & Business Management mastered, plus Electromechanical Engineering training at Bell Telephone (whole engineering & management background); 4) CEO, commodities import/export between US & Asia, CNC machining operations; retired on wife's long term hospitalization in cancer that almost used up savings. Need a job to restart professional career life, specialized in Global Procurement & Mfg. Project Operations. SPECIALTY: *Speak/read/write native Japanese, Taiwanese & Mandarin. *Fully capable of serving as an "Operations Manager/Director” in Global Sourcing, Supply Chain Quality Development, QC/PC/Mfg. Project Operations, particularly for developing business toward low cost Asia. *Multi-lingual coordination skills, internally or externally (overseas), in developing supplier's quality/capacity/cost & delivery schedule to meet production in customer's satisfaction. WORK EXPERIENCES: 1) China Chemical & Pharmaceutical (Japanese Sankyo Seiyaku, Squibb Corporate), QA Chief, Product Mgr. (1958 - 60). *Initiated Quality Assurance System: coordinated Japanese consultant & Mandarin supervisors; defined materials spec. & suppliers quality allowances; systematized routine QA operations from incoming inspection through in-process quality check to the outgoing products QA issues. 2) Pioneer Chemical Corp. (German Otto, Japanese Ishi-Ih Iron Works, Taipei Gas, joint-venture, 2000 employees), Plant Construction Engineer, PC/QC, Procurement Mgr., Plant Mgr. (1960 - 69). *Automation-Instrumentation Plant Construction; problem resolution with German/Japanese engineers. *At Procurement, drove global sourcing; led multi-disciplined teams; developed components/equipments/parts suppliers’ quality/capacity/cost & delivery schedule; accumulated GLOBAL operations experiences such as sourcing/purchasing for raw materials (bulk coal ocean shipments from AUSTRALIA), pharmaceutical medicinal powders (air-freights from JAPAN), natural rubber (from SE ASIA), chemicals/plastics (PE/PP/PS/ABS/PU/synthetic rubber/resins), sheet metal (for automotive stamping), optical glass/ceramics (for semiconductor/electronics processing). 3) General Instruments (Electronics mfg., TV-assembly, 5000 employees), PC/MC Mgr. (1969 - 71). *Initiated Material Regeneration Operations: solder/rare metals recovery on semiconductor scrap; machining cooling oil recycling; cost saving by reducing scrap metal/increasing CNC machining finishes. 4) Pioneer Electronic (Japanese speaker mfg.), Asst. Plant Mgr. (1971 - 72). 5) Viclite Optical (Yue-Long Automotive, Nissan Group, Xerox Corporate), PC/MC Mgr. (1972 – 74). *Infrared laser emission control. *Optical glass/ceramics processing. 6) ITT-TAISEL (Telecomm. Exchanger mfg.), Material Development/Procurement Mgr. (1974 - 75). *At Plant Construction Phase I, developed material suppliers; upgraded metal stamping devices at Taipei Headquarter (daily progress report to Director, Far-East Operations); received electromechanical engineering trainings at Bell Telephone Mfg., Belgium (10000 employees). *As a selected key man, coordinated hundreds of Flemish engineers at multi-functional divisions where English was hardly applied; yet successfully developed mutually-beneficial Project Drawings for constructing Computerized Telecommunication Exchanger Manufacturing Plant in Taipei. 7) Ideal Enterprises (Commodities import/export between US & Asia, Precision Carbide Tools' agent, CNC machining on carbide drills for PCB operations), CEO (1975 till retired on wife's hospitalization in cancer, 2003), then survived as Japanese/Mandarin/English interpreter. ACHIEVEMENTS: *Multi-disciplined coordination among internal staff and external (overseas) suppliers/makers/customers; *Quality inspection on suppliers' shipments in meeting with production requirements. *Professional performances: bulk materials handling, plastic extruding/molding; metal stamping/welding/ die-casting; rubber/resins applications; optical glass/ceramics grinding/polishing/coating/ tempering. EDUCATION: 1) High school: Japanese 2nd High School (1949). 2) University: National Taiwan University, B. S. in Engineering (1955), Chemical & Mechanical major, with additional Electrical courses credited. 3) Masters courses: China Productivity & Trade Center, Business Management (1965 - 1968): Time & Motion Study QC/PC/MC General Economy (including Budget Control) Computer Courses Operations Research (Executive level). 4) Electromechanical Engineering training at Bell Telephone Mfg., Antwerp, Belgium (1974). SKILLS: Results-oriented Interpersonal Leadership. Japanese/Mandarin/Taiwanese/English speaking coordinator/interpreter for Asian Visitors/Leaders. QC/PC/MC/Procurement/Project Operations. Computer Skills: Microsoft Office, Word, Excel. LANGUAGES other than routine ENGLISH: Native Japanese: Fluent written, spoken. Native Taiwanese: Fluent written, spoken. Mandarin: Fluent written, spoken. INTERESTS & HOBBIES: Sports: European soccer, English rugby, American football. Music: Japanese kabuki & naniwabushi, Chinese opera, American country. Others: Hiking, gardening & bonsai.

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