U.S. Management Team

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Ben zhang

Ben Zhang is founder of several businesses, most notably Greater Pacific Industries, Inc. headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. Ben brings decades of international trade and business expertise to Greater Pacific and the company continues to be a top 50 supplier in the Advertising Specialty Industry. The company has additional sales offices in Philadelphia, PA and San Diego, CA., and a purchasing office in Shanghai, China.

Originally from Jiangsu China, Ben holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Washington, an MBA from Cornell University and OPM from the Harvard Business School.

Ben earned the University of Washington Foster School of Business “Asian Business Leadership” Award as well as City University’s Global Innovator Award for multi-cultural businesses. He serves as a valued Board member of the WSCRC.

He supports many philanthropical endeavors both with his time and financial resources in communities crossing both sides of the Pacific.

In his spare time he enjoys a casual round of golf, his favorite sport.

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Hanson Chong

Hanson Chong is Greater Pacific’s V.P. of Import Operations. He will oversee the import department in both US and Asia operations, with responsibilities for product sourcing, production, quality control, testing and compliance. Hanson brings 15 years of experience in international trade and manufacturing, 10 years of experience in international sales channel management in tech industry with a Fortune 500 company, and a wealth of experiences in creating and investing in new businesses. Hanson brings broad industry knowledge and technical expertise to the teams and looks forward to making a significant contribution to the import department.

Hanson holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Washington State University and an MBA from Murdoch University in Australia. He lives in Issaquah Washington with his wife and two daughters, enjoys fishing and boating in the summer.

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Mel cutter

Mel is Greater Pacific’s Human Resource Manager. He has been with Greater Pacific since 1996 and was its first employee. Mel has filled many management positions within Greater Pacific during the company's history. He has extensive experience on both the import and production side of operations to compliment his sales background. Mel is a graduate of the University of Washington TMP Management Program, where he also received his BA in Human Resource Management.

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Paul mcnabb

Paul is Greater Pacific’s Logistics Manager and possesses over 22 years of international logistics and customs brokerage experience. Paul has worked as a customs runner, entry writer and senior import manager for a customs brokerage firm, and has managed Greater Pacific’s logistics since 2001. Paul is in the process of obtaining his customs broker license and is presently supervising the implementation of Greater Pacific’s in-house customs brokerage.