IDEC Executive Committee
Company Description: Foreign Targets, Inc. (FTI) is an export development company creating and managing proactive export programs for small to medium sized companies using a systematic methodology – FTI’s Core-8 Steps to Export Development.
Experience Summary: Andrew has been exporting for 25 years to over 60 countries involving a range of industrial and consumer products for variety of clients. He created and conducts the 12-week Export Indiana Accelerator Program for the Indiana SBDC. Read More
Company Description: World’s largest manufacturer of commercial duty automatic transmissions and hybrid propulsion systems used in bus, fire, military, construction, distribution, and other market sectors.
Experience Summary: An Indiana District Export Council (IDEC) member since 2013 and a regular guest lecturer at Indiana University Kelley School of Business, Oleg has over 20 years of senior level international business experience. Read More
Tom Miller – IDEC Treasurer
BKD International Tax Services
Company Description: BKD’s team of international tax professionals complements the tax expertise of local partners throughout its offices. With extensive international tax expertise, the it can help with the ins and outs of international business regulations.
Experience Summary: Tom has more than 35 years of corporate tax experience. He is a member of BKD’s International Tax Services group, serving international clients that include publicly and privately held U.S.-based multinational corporations. Read More
Agency Description: The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) is the federal government’s front-line trade agency, promoting both U.S. exports and foreign investment into the U.S., and protecting U.S. commercial interests abroad.
Experience Summary: Mark is the Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce office in Indiana. He coordinates Indiana’s export trade promotion activities. He is responsible for developing and enhancing relationships with industry, local, state, and federal representatives, and provides trade advice, and counsel to Indiana businesses. Read More
Company Description: Malichi Group Worldwide is internationally-recognized for its hard-earned sage trade advice, keen global business insights, expert facilitation, global business diplomacy, and charismatic communication skills for closing more cross-border deals.
Experience Summary: Immediate-past Vice Chairman of the Indiana District Export Council. Dr. Toby Malichi, Hon.D.Bus. dubbed an influencer, inspiring global thought leader, and the “Go-To-Guy” for “All Things Trade” by his contemporaries around the globe, is an internationally-recognized global small business leader, trade advisor and Founding Chairman of Malichi Group Worldwide. Read More
Company Description: Fort Wayne Metals was founded and continues to grow because of its dedication to the manufacturing of medical grade wire. The company provides lifesaving and life improving materials to the medical device industry and highly engineered products to the aerospace and defense industries.
Experience Summary: John’s current role as Director of Sales & Marketing provides leadership to a global team that services customers in over 50 counties. The teams’ activities include working with customers to identify needs, matching needs with product offerings, developing products, and launching products into the marketplace. Read More
Company Description: Indiana India Business Council is a membership based business advocacy group that provides services to its members and leadership in strengthening economic ties between Indiana and India
Experience Summary: Raju is a successful entrepreneur, civic and a community leader as well as a foreign relations advocate with a passion to promote business, cultural, and diplomatic exchange between disparate communities. He is a key player in State of Indiana negotiations with major Indian corporations, resulting in new international investments and job growth for the citizens of Indiana. Read More
Program Description: The Institute for International Business supports the internationalization of Kelley’s academic programs—expanding the school′s global presence in undergraduate, graduate and executive education, and strengthening our support of internationally focused activities.
Experience Summary: Christine has been with the Kelley School since 1991 and in her current position as Director of Programs at the Institute for International Business (IIB) since June 2010. In this position, she is responsible for the development and management of a wide variety of international programming, including for the IU Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). Read More
Dr. Alexander (Sasha) Fedorikhin
Associate Professor of Marketing
Kelley School of Business, Indiana University,
Office: (317) 278-8418
Company Description: The Kelley School of Business (KSB) is an undergraduate and graduate business school at Indiana University in Bloomington and Indianapolis established in 1920.
Experience Summary: Sasha holds a Ph.D. with a major in marketing and a minor in international business from University of Iowa. His research focuses on consumer behavior, including international differences. Sasha has been teaching International Marketing for more than 20 years at Indiana University, University of Southern California, and Washington State University at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Read More
Company Description: Wood-Mizer was started in 1982 in Indianapolis, IN and has grown into a global industry leader with a presence in over 100 countries. Customers around the world use their broad range of wood-related equipment to process raw wood into usable end products.
Experience Summary: Darryl started his career as part of the Wood-Mizer IT team and eventually became the IT Director. He then took an opportunity in Sales & Marketing management which gave him experience with the international business world and P&L responsibilities. In 2013, he moved into the role of COO and then President of Wood-Mizer’s operations in the Americas. Read More
Company Description: Amatrol develops training systems for the industrial automation sector, as well as engineering, technical fundamentals, and renewable energy. They collaborate with schools and industry leaders to ensure that new developments meet the needs of these emerging technologies
Experience Summary: Mark has over ten years of experience in international sales in the field of training for industrially relevant skills. Mark’s career in industry includes living abroad in locales including Mexico, Central America, and Germany. Read More
Company Description: IHIF is Indiana’s statewide bio+med tech trade association.
Experience Summary: Through IHIF, Kristin works to connect Indiana life sciences companies with resources and talent locally, nationally, and globally. IHIF maintains strategic relationships with organizations and partners around the globe. Read More
Company Description: Vista Nuclear specializes in the treatment and disposal of radioactive liquids that are generated at global nuclear weapons sites, nuclear power plants, research institutes and atomic energy facilities.
Experience Summary: Dennis has spent his entire 46-year career in international business, and has managed major operations in several countries, including Iran, China, Greece, Russia and Kazahhstan. Read More
Company Description: GM Defense LLC is the defense division of General Motors. Headquartered in Washington, DC, GM Defense manufactures its Infantry Squad Vehicle in Concord, NC, and other vehicles in the Detroit area, as well as Oshawa, Ontario.
Experience Summary: For GM Defense, Nate manages Europe, Turkey, the Caucasus, Latin America, and Africa. A former Army officer, who now recruits for West Point, he also has 24 years of international management experience. Read More
Company Description: Faegre Drinker is one of the 50 largest law firms in the United States, with more than 1,300 attorneys, consultants and professionals in 22 locations across the United States, the United Kingdom and China.
Experience Summary: Matt is a Partner in the firm’s Corporate Practice with a focus on cross-border transactions and international trade. He has experience in more than 40 countries helping both public and private companies expand and operate internationally. Read More
Company Description: The Ford Meter Box Company, established in 1898, is a privately-held manufacturer of over 30,000 different products for the waterworks distribution industry.
Experience Summary: Bob holds a marketing degree from Indiana University with a concentration in Japanese, and has extensive experience in Asian markets. He now serves as a board director, vice president and export sales manager supervising the company’s market development in over 65 countries. Read More
Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)
Company Description: The Purdue MEP provides high value, affordable solutions to help businesses increase profitability. Our staff leverages resources in both the public and private sectors to help identify areas of improvement, streamline processes and ultimately increase competitiveness.
Experience Summary: Joe oversees Purdue MEP’s ExporTech offering, a national export assistance program that helps companies enter or expand in global markets. In addition, he provides Purdue MEP clients with Leadership Development and Training services. Read More
Company Description: PNC is a leader in international banking including the ability to coordinate treasury management, foreign exchange, trade services and credit to support your international needs.
Experience Summary: Rick has been involved in international business for 25+ years, and has helped a number of Midwestern companies transact millions of dollars of foreign trade. Prior to joining PNC in 2017, Rick was involved in International Insurance with Marsh & McLennan, Aon and Coface. Read More
Company Description: Cook Group is a family of companies focused on medical device development, manufacture and distribution, but also participates in life-sciences, property management, resort, and service business sectors.
Experience Summary: Following work in laboratory equipment-life sciences, aerospace, and military / defense communications sectors, Lloyd joined Cook Group in 2015, supporting all facets of their global trade compliance program, including import/export compliance, trade sanctions, and technology controls. Read More
Company Description: The International Center is a catalyst to inform, convene, and connect public, private, and civic global objectives in Indiana. For nearly half a century, The International Center has served as a guide to the world’s cultural landscape and a catalyst for the state’s international growth.
Experience Summary: Colin Renk leads The International Center’s Programs and Services department. Since 2012, Renk has served as executive director of the America China Society of Indiana, a non-profit which promotes bilateral business exchanges between Indiana and China. Read More
Company Description: The Indy Chamber serves as a voice of progress and improvement in the region, uniting business and community to maintain a strong economy and quality of life.
Experience Summary: Marlon leads transactional economic development projects, business attraction efforts and the Global Indy Business Center. Before rejoining the Chamber, Marlon was the Director of Community and Economic Development at the Veridus Group where he successfully managed several economic development and redevelopment initiatives. Read More