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Deborah Anderson
Consultant/Product/Market Development , Development Bank/ NGO/Government
Greensboro/Winston-Salem, North Carolina Area, United States
Successful career in International marketing, business and product development, with high performance materials including some Fortune 500 companies.

Intricate knowledge of International Pesticide Compliance market. Global experience in Intellectual Property and patents, licensing, branding, registrations, exclusivities, and joint ventures. (Download CV)
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Area of Expertise:
  • Infrastructure, Technology, Engineering, Science
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
CRITICAL CAPABILITIES: Skilled in negotiating, excellent leadership skills with the ability to successfully influence others. Team player with a record of success at working very effectively across cultural and geographical boundaries .Ability to manage complexity with innovative thinking, creativity and calculated risk-taking. Strategic planner with strong initiative, and results driven. Skilled problem solver, that is flexible, enthusiastic and learns quickly. Ability to work autonomously, with exceptional attention to detail.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND VALUE ADDED SALES:Specialized product development skills include filtration and separation technologies, biofiltration products, thermal barriers, environmental containment products, and membrane applications for toxic materials, biofuels, and numerous other niche products.

Consultant - Military Product Development-Takata/Highland Industries/ Kernersville NC(2011 -2012)

Manager of R & D-Burlington Labs/ITG, Greensboro, NC (2007- 2010)

Business Development-Anderson & Associates, Waleska, GA (2005- 2007)

New Market Development Manager/Ten Cate Nicolon, Pendergrass, GA (2003-2005)

Product Manager- Engineered Membranes/Environmental Porducts:Cooley Group, Providence, RI (2001-2002)

Marketing Manager/Business Development Johnson and Johnson/Synthetic Industries, Atlanta, GA (1988-2001)

International Market Development Specialist-Dow Corning, Architectural Fabrics Division, Atlanta, GA (1985-1988).

B.A; Whitworth College International Studies/Economics; GPA 3.5.Areas of Concentration Politics of Third World Countries. Thesis "Future of Chinese Leadership). Post Graduate Studies and Continuing Education: NC State, Textile Engineering. Clemson University; Composites, Advanced Composites and Prepregs. Yale in China Advanced Mandarin Studies program, Taipei Language Institute.

Affiliations and Achievements:

•Have consistently exceeded global sales and profit targets each year. Opened up several new international markets and formed numerous successful strategic business alliances.

•Responsible for domestic and international product development of “No Fly Zone” ™ technology. Results included exclusivity of technology on fabric and successful adoptions by the U.S. military for combat ACU/BDU uniforms.
•Led a team of researchers on” Smart Containers” a solution for port security to detect chemical/ biological threats. This White Paper was recognized by the D.H.S. as the best product concept among 200 applicants.
•Instrumental in identifying unique recycling streams for a wide variety of olefins, urethanes, and other polymers, which repositioned many commodity products into profitable, ‘green’ environmental markets.

•At the request of the U.S. Olympic Committee, hosted a meeting with a PRC Olympic Delegation to explain in mandarin the technical characteristics and benefits of architectural fabrics for an Olympic Stadium roof design in Beijing.
•Received an Opportunity Analysis/Stage Gate Award from the Elastomeric Division of Dow Corning for the most significant product strategy in silicones.

Available for:
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Chinese, Mandarin
    United States
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