Michael Cooper is Marketing Vice President at TMEIC Corporation in Roanoke, VA, a joint venture between Toshiba and Mitsubishi Electric of Japan and formerly known as TMGE Automation Systems which included GE Energy as a minority partner in the company. Michael oversees the company’s global market entry, new product development and marketing efforts in and has over thirty years of experience doing business around the world and in particular in China and Asia. He was one of the first fifty US graduate students sent to China to study and do research following normalization of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1979 and subsequently lived in Hong Kong having served as managing director of the Far East subsidiary of a German machine builder.
Michael has a B.A. in Modern Chinese History from Rutgers and an M.A. in Asian Studies and an M.B.A. in Marketing and International Commerce from Seton Hall. He served as Vice-Chairman of the Virginia-Washington, D.C. District Export Council under the US Department of Commerce and lives in Forest.
Michael has organized and participated in DEC sponsored educational events throughout the Commonwealth is ready to share his knowledge and experience with DEC and USDOC clients, particularly those interested in entering new markets in China and South-East Asia and need advice or support in getting started and avoiding pitfalls