Jon Anderson currently holds the position of China Vice President and Managing Director. In this role, Mr. Anderson is responsible for providing Interim General Management, Commercial and Operational Assessment of existing Chinese operations, Sales & Marketing Improvement and Voice of Customers, Performance Improvement, Human Resource Evaluations and Market Study Research on Chinese customers, distributors & suppliers. Additionally, Mr. Anderson conducts ‘Corrective Actions’ at existing China-based facilities owned by East West clients.
Prior to joining East West Associates, Mr. Anderson was a Shanghai-based Director for Kyosay Global, a Supply Chain and Performance Improvement firm. In this role, Mr. Anderson was responsible for executing Performance Improvement services for China-based facilities owned by Western firms. His improvement projects focused upon manufacturing enhancement projects, Site Selection investigations, M&A research on Chinese acquisition targets, Sourcing of raw and component products, Quality Assurance programs, Vendor negotiations, and Operational Due Diligence of Chinese acquisition candidates.
Mr. Anderson worked previously for Boldt Metronics as the Vice President – Director of Strategic Services. Boldt Metronics is a Chicago-based global manufacturer of Electromagnetic (EMI) and Radio Frequency (RFI) interference shielding products packaged for surface mount electronic applications. In this position, he led the Chinese expansion team in order to increase sales and branding in the China market. His primary responsibilities included Corporate Development, Knowledge Management, Competitive Intelligence, Strategic Planning and Communications.
Previously, Mr. Anderson held senior executive positions with Littlefuse, Inc. and R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company. He was the Vice President of Human Resources for Littlefuse, Inc., a publicly-traded global manufacturer of electronic and electrical circuit protection products, supporting the China manufacturing plant. Mr. Anderson was the Administration and Human Resources Director for R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, a global supplier of print and print related products.
In addition to his career in China, Mr. Anderson has been an Adjunct Professor at Fudan University in Shanghai. He taught several courses including ‘Practicing Business in China’, covering intercultural issues, Chinese business history and development.
Since 1998, Mr. Anderson has been a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resource Management (SPHR).