Grew up in China and then moved to the US in the 1980s, Dr. Austin Huang is the founder of Merit Engineering Inc, and he has been on this show in the episode “China’s “Toilet Revolution” and Environmental Water Resources Sustainability “. In that show he was talking as a Geologist and a well-respected expert in the field of Geotechnical & Environmental Engineering in Civil Engineering. Today Austin will come to this show as a musician and music composer, and share with you how he combines the western and eastern cultures in his music, how he reflects Chinese philosophy through the western symphonic composing techniques, produces unique symphony and delivers concerts in both US and China.
About the Guest:
Grew up in China and then moved to the US in the 1980s, Dr. Austin Huang is the founder of Merit Engineering Inc, a Geologist, a well-respected expert in the field of Geotechnical & Environmental Engineering in Civil Engineering, a Fellow of American Society of Civil Engineering, and a Diplomate of Geotechnical Engineering, Academy of GeoProfessionals. He has earned numerous awards in his professional life and has invented a gravity compensated Erosion Control Module System to protect shore from erosion, which was rated #1 in technical aspect among many competitors nationwide. He has served as technical paper peer reviewer for International Journal of Rock Mechanics and ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, and as Adjunct Faculty Member at Western Washington University. Besides his profession life in engineering, Dr. Huang is a musician and a music composer. He holds a PH.D from University of Wisconsin Madison in Geological Engineering.
Mr. Y.P. Chan, a successful business leader and consultant, as well as a researcher and lecture, has conducted a research to understand why some companies can last one hundred years while most cannot? In that research, he has explored world class enterprises with a unique lens of culture, and summarized his finding of common characteristics of greatness, and by four aspects: Path, Morality, innovation and cultural DNA.
About the Guest:
Mr. Y.P. Chan is a principal at Chanden Inc. focusing on investment and business advisory services primarily in Greater China and the United States. Y.P. has over 20 years of experience in business management, entrepreneurship, investment and education in USA and Greater China. He has management experience in running companies that range from start-ups and to be a CEO of an US publicly listed company. He worked at IBM Poughkeepsie Laboratories as an electrical and computer engineer at his early professional career. He obtained both his MBA and MSEE degrees from Columbia University.
Y.P. is currently an advisory board member of The University of Washington Bothell School of Business, and lectures or mentors at the Darden Business School, Shanghai University, Tianjin University and Southwest University of Science and Technology in China. More information can be found at LinkedIn.
As the world’s manufacturer, China has been the place where many consumer products are being produced. From “Made in China”, to “Made by China”, China has gone through a journey from using its cheap labor and materials to manufacture products designed and branded by overseas companies, to having an end-to-end ecosystem to design, produce and sell its own branded products. Jacob Rothman, an American living in China has evolved his career along with China’s path. He started his trading business in China 15 years ago to source products, then changed to own a factory, and advanced to build a platform to help startups and crowdfunding campaigns to design, engineer, and manufacture innovative consumer goods. If you have an idea and you don’t have experience in industrial design, engineering or manufacturing, where can you go to turn your idea into a real product? Jacob’s Platform88 might be the kind of place you want to check out.
About the Guest:
Jacob Rothman is the owner and CEO of Velong Industries, a grill and kitchen products supplier in Southern China. He has over ten years of experience in manufacturing, design, branding, and retail. He has worked on projects with brands such as Tumi, Samsonite, Discovery Channel, Kitchenaid, OXO, and Cuisinart. In 2014, he, along with three other factory owners, started Platform88, a company that works with startups and crowdfunding campaigns to design, engineer, and manufacture innovative consumer goods. Since its founding, Platform88 has worked with 120+ of startups to bring their innovative products to market.
PTCG consultants are leaders, business consultants, corporate coaches, speakers, and trainers with years experience in the technology industry, both US and China.