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March 25, 2008
CONTACT: Pamela Young
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ASIMCO chairman to discuss business in China at EMU breakfast series

YPSILANTI — Jack Perkowski, chairman and chief executive officer of ASIMCO Technologies, will be the next guest speaker at Eastern Michigan University’s College of Business Breakfast with the Dean series. The free program is scheduled Friday, April 11, with a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m., followed by the program at 8:00 a.m. in room 114 of the College of Business.

One of the most important players in China’s automotive components industry, ASIMCO is a foreign-invested company headquartered in Beijing. It was established in China specifically to serve the China market. The firm has 17 factories in eight provinces, and 52 sales offices throughout the country.

Perkowski founded the firm in 1994 after spending three years investigating opportunities in Asia.            Under his leadership, ASIMCO has gained a reputation for developing local management and integrating a broad-based China operation into the global economy.

The firm was named one of the “Ten Best Employers in China,” ranking third, in a survey conducted by Hewitt Associates and 21st Century Business Herald.

Perkowski’s new book, “Managing the Dragon: How I’m Building a Billion Dollar Business in China,” will be available for signing. The book discusses his experiences building ASIMCO from the ground up and the lessons he learned in developing the company’s local management team. It also covers decentralization; China’s different cost perspective and how it creates two markets for any product; intellectual property concerns; and offers practical advice on how to start a business in the country.           

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