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Our Mission

To drive growth, improve performance and increase value of western companies operating in China, Asia, Mexico and Central Eastern Europe by providing commercial, operation and risk management solutions with proven, hands-on implementation.

Founded in 2005, with offices in the US and Asia and an executive team of specialists with multinational working experience within the global business environment (China, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Mexico, Czech Republic & Poland) EWA possesses a comprehensive insider understanding of the global markets, including corporate, economic, cultural, governmental, financial and regulatory. This EWA point of difference is the key to delivering innovative solutions specifically tailored to address individual client needs.

Proven hands-on experience is fundamental to ensuring successful on-the-ground implementation for our clients. Therefore, all EWA operational executives have held global senior management positions with P&L responsibilities for western multinational companies, including Briggs & Stratton, Bechtel Corporation, Littelfuse, Inc., Eastman Kodak and Ashland Global Holdings, Inc.

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

Tze Beng Lim

Supply Chain Specialist

  • Regional Manager – Business and Distribution, Ashland Chemicals Singapore
  • Regional Manufacturing Technology Lead, Ashland Chemicals Singapore

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)