ITI’s Team of China Manufacturing Experts
ITI’s team of China manufacturing experts strives to provide clients with continued service excellence through ‘International Manufacturing with Smart Solutions’ that ultimately result in success! We are here and ready to serve your needs as well. Contact ITI Manufacturing today to find out more about what we do and how we can help you solve your manufacturing challenges the SMART WAY!
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Our Dedicated Leadership Team…
President/CEO of ITI, joined ITI in 1999 after serving as a field engineer and manager with Schlumberger. While there, his responsibilities in part were conducting product failure analyses, field testing new products, and supervising and training field engineers. He is responsible for all aspects of ITI operations in the U.S. and in Asia, including budgeting, finance, marketing, and long range planning. Joshua’s specialty at ITI is engineered product, metalworking processes, and plastic molding processes. Also a member of the Board of Directors, he leverages his experience managing client projects into improving quality and service and planning the next stages of ITI’s growth. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University in St Louis.
The company’s Executive Vice President, joined ITI in 1989; and in the time since, he has seen ITI grow from a three-person operation to a staff of 49, including 25 full time associates in China. He currently manages ITI’s largest customer base, as well as the company’s largest sales team. Dan’s communications skills, his talent for problem solving, and his knowledge of all manufacturing processes, has contributed significantly to ITI’s growth. He gained his Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from Texas A&M University.
Richard “Skip” Bickett
Although recently retired as former President/CEO of ITI, he remains active as a member of the Board of Directors and Consultant on retainer. Skip brings over 30 years of experience in Asia manufacturing, finance, import systems management, product development, factory management, sourcing, and quality control. He holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Missouri.
ITI’s Vice President of Quality & Sourcing contributes comprehensive knowledge and skill based on more than 20 years’ experience in custom manufacturing processes in China. Richard possesses a thorough knowledge of the custom manufacturing of wood, metal and plastic products including quality control and inspections. A mechanical design engineer by education and profession, he achieved his BS in that discipline from Shanghai University of Technology in China.
Mike M Liu
As the Vice President is among China’s top 100 experts in multiple manufacturing processes. He holds vast experience in, and adds vast knowledge to, all manufacturing processes that pertain to ITI’s operations. A 20-year veteran with ITI, Mike is responsible for all China operations for the company. He lives in Shanghai and travels throughout the country inspecting factories for the purpose of ensuring quality control and selecting factory resources for ITI clients.
Mike began his career at the Shanghai branch of China National Light Industrial Products Import & Export Corp., a massive Chinese Government-owned import/export company. As part of his initial training and development, he was required to learn all the equipment by actually working in the machine shop. Following a period of training, he quickly rose within the company, serving four years in sales, and four years as a department manager. His experience with ITI, including eight years working at the company’s headquarters in Sugar Land, Texas, has given him a clear perspective from the client’s side as well as manufacturing.
Mike is a problem solver, and his extensive experience with all ITI clients across all manufacturing processes has made him the perfect on-the-ground resource for customers as well as China operations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international trade from Shanghai International Foreign Trade Institute and an MBA from Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas.
He has worked for ITI in Sugar Land as Senior International Sourcing Specialist for more than 15 years. Daniel worked in the Chinese export industry before immigrating to the United States in 1985. Gaining extensive experience in the consumer products industry after arriving in the U.S., he joined ITI in 1998. He has gained expertise in all areas of ITI’s operations, including import logistics, quality control, overseas sourcing, product development, and project management. His proficiency in these areas has resulted in millions of dollars in cost reduction for ITI clients. He specializes in medical and consumer goods as well as plastics, metals, wood, ceramics, textiles, and electronic childcare products. Proficient in Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese) as well as English, Daniel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from China and an MS/MIS from the University of Houston.
As the founder of ITI, has led the company to its pre-eminent position as a custom manufacturing resource for U.S. companies. Sandy, who holds a BS from Syracuse University, New York, and a Masters from NYU, began making business trips to Asia in 1968 and was one of just 40 Americans invited to the 1974 Canton Fair. He founded ITI shortly thereafter in 1975. His immense knowledge of Asian business has led to effective sourcing and inspection processes in nine different Chinese cities, as well as productive connections with factories throughout Asia. While no longer taking an active role in the day to day operations at ITI, Sandy sits as chairman of the board of directors.