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Our Mission

is to drive growth, help improve performance, and increase the value of western companies with operations in China, Asia, Mexico, and Central Eastern Europe by providing commercial, operational and risk management solutions with proven, hands-on implementation services.

About Us

Founded in 2005, East West Associates has offices in the US and Asia with an executive team of specialists who have multinational working experience in the global business environment (China, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Mexico, Czech Republic & Poland).

We possess a comprehensive insider understanding of the global markets, including corporate, economic, cultural, governmental, financial, and regulatory changes as they happen.

Our Industries

East West Associates has extensive experience in numerous industries including:

  • / Automotive
  • / General Manufacturing
  • / Durable Goods
  • / Metal Fabrication
  • / Consumer Goods
  • / Filtration & Separation Equipment
  • / Chemicals
  • / Packaging
  • / Electronics
  • / Semiconductors
  • / Food & Beverage
  • / Medical Devices
  • / Laboratory Equipment
  • / Specialty Metals
  • / Food Technology
  • / Industrial Textile & Apparel
  • / Coatings & Building Materials
  • / Energy & Natural Gas


About – Executive Team

Executive Team

The EWA Executive Team is comprised of individuals with multinational working experience within the global business environment (China, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Mexico, Czech Republic & Poland).


Alex Bryant

Founder & President

  • Director of International Business Development for Barnhardt Manufacturing Company
  • Attorney, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Dan McLeod


  • Asia Pacific Operations Director, Ashland Specialty Ingredients (NYSE: ASH)
  • Director of Engineering, Hercules Asia Pacific

Dariusz Pielach

Director – Central Eastern Europe

  • Senior Sourcing executive for General Electric Appliances
  • Senior Product Procurement executive for General Motors Automotive Poland

Jay Hoenig


  • Chief Operating Office Asia Pacific, Hill & Associates Group
  • Asian Pacific Vice President & General Manager, Bechtel Corporation
  • Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai

Jon Anderson

VP & Managing Director – China

  • Vice President/Director of Strategic Services, Boldt Metronics
  • Vice President of Human Resources, Littlefuse, Inc. (NYSE: LFUS)
  • Human Resource Director, R.R. Donnelly & Sons Company (NYSE: RRD)

Laixian Yan

Sourcing Specialist

  • Head of Procurement Asia Pacific, Ashland Group
  • Strategic Sourcing Manager, Ashland Chemicals China

Mark Plum


  • President of Briggs & Stratton Asia (NYSE: BGG)
  • Vice President of Sales & Marketing, American Standard Thailand & American Standard China

Stefan Lachner

Senior Industrial Specialist for Mexico

  • Vice President of Production and Logistics Planning Robert Bosch GmbH in Mexico
  • Manager of Operations and Engineering for Leoni AG in Mexico
  • Business Unit Manager and Key Account Manager for Continental Teves Automotive in Mexico

Vicky Shao

Senior HR & Admin Consultant – China

  • Vice President of Human Resources, Flexco Conveying Equipment Manufacturing Company
  • Human Resource HR Manager, Lombard Risk International Ltd.
  • Executive Department Human Resources & Administration Manager, Nitto Denko Corp (6988: Tokyo)

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