Our leaders are clear and generous, and empower their employees.
Rob Harris, founder, President and CEO of Pacific Market International (PMI) is an early pioneer of China and Southeast Asia based contract manufacturing. He started PMI in 1983 with a vision to help American importers find reliable factories in Southeast Asia. His experiences are legendary and have been the subject of numerous articles and talks on subjects ranging from Starting and Growing a Business for Long term Shareholder Value; Principals over Profit; Making Sustainable Business Practices a Priority; China as the World Economic Growth Engine; Ethical Investing in China, and many others. He has opened offices and established operating entities in over eight countries and has distribution experience in over 35 countries.
Over the last three decades Rob has led the transformation of the company from a trading company in the 80’s, to a product development and manufacturing organization serving Fortune 500 companies in the 90’s, to what it is now today, a global brand marketing and product development organization with over 150 corporate staff in five offices around the globe.
He orchestrated PMI’s investment in one of the world’s premier injection molders in China, now called PMI/Joinease and has invested personally and corporately in other China based ventures.
Mike Bross directs corporate-wide sales management and results, and collaborates with the management team on strategic direction. He joined PMI in 1998 as Vice President of Marketing and led the development of its first brand, MiGo, as well as its shift away from private label business to a branded model. Mike was also closely involved with the company’s acquisition and integration of the Aladdin and Stanley brands.
Mike has worked in consumer product sales, marketing and product development since the 1980s. Over the years, he has been involved with direct selling to nearly every major North American retailer in a wide variety of market channels including department stores, housewares, sporting goods, outdoor, travel, mass market, winter sports, coffee specialty and the web. He has also developed successful sales and marketing organizations in Europe and Asia.
Earlier in his career, Mike worked for Trager, a manufacturer of casual travel gear, where he oversaw the complete and successful overhaul of the brand including product direction, marketing and sales strategy. At Sims Snowboards he was instrumental in revitalizing the brand worldwide as VP of Sales and Marketing. With JanSport Company in the early 1990s, Mike led the global sales effort that saw revenue increase over 300% during his 5 years at the helm, and saw the brand become the recognized leader in its category.
Mike earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California and a Masters in Communication Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Brian Shea was hired as PMIs CFO in 2002 and leads our finance, tax, accounting, risk management and management information systems areas and is responsible for leading the strategic financial direction of the Company. Prior to joining PMI, Brian spent six years as the CFO of Medisystems Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of disposable medical devices; four years as Senior Finance Manager for Otsuka America, Inc., a diversified holding company with revenues in excess of $1 billion; six years as Audit Manager for Deloitte, and; two years as a Bank Officer with First Interstate Bank.
Brian has extensive international finance experience, serving as CFO during the formation of multiple manufacturing and sales/distribution enterprises in Australia, China, Italy, Mexico, Thailand and the United Kingdom, as well as broad expertise in acquisitions, divestitures and debt and capital fund raising. In addition and for the more than 20 years since leaving public accounting in 1992, Brian has held senior financial positions with solely closely-held and privately owned companies developing disciplined debt and equity capital models closely aligned with shareholder financial objectives.
Brian is a licensed CPA in the State of Washington and holds a BBA degree in business with an emphasis in accounting and minor in mathematics from the University of San Diego.
Judy joined PMI as Vice President, Human Resources in 2011 after 19 years in ocean transportation and logistics and 6 years in retail management. Judy is a Global Human Resources and Organizational Development professional who has worked extensively in global leadership development, talent management and performance management.
Judy joined Wallenius Lines in 1991. From 1992 through 1999 she led various functions for Region Americas, including Human Resources, Customer Service, European Sales, and Quality. When the company merged in 1999, Judy became Vice President, Human Resources and was instrumental in merging the two company cultures into one values based culture focused on best practices. From 2006 to 2010, she was based in Oslo, Norway as Sr. Vice President of Global Human Resources. While with Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, Judy’s Global HR team worked across 30+ countries with over 80 locations establishing a global performance management and talent management system.
Judy holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater. She worked for several years with the Center for Creative Leadership as a Leadership Council Member, and has worked extensively with IMD in Global Leadership Development.
Mike Pietrowski leads PMI's global supply chain efforts. He is the newest member of the senior leader team and joins having extensive leadership experience in the housewares market.
Formerly the Sr. Vice President of Global Product Supply Chain for World Kitchen from 2008-2015, Mike was responsible for manufacturing, distribution, strategic sourcing, improvements, research, and supply chain. Prior to World Kitchen, he was the Vice President of Operations for Thermo Fisher Scientific in the laboratory work stations division, leading manufacturing, engineering, sourcing and distribution efforts. He has also spent over a decade in various roles at Newell Rubbermaid. Mike began his career their working for the Mirro Company for 7 years in various roles. He later became the Vice President of Operations for Panex in Brazil, and lastly as the VP of Operations for Amerock Co.
Mike holds an MBA as well as a BS in Industrial Technology from the University of Wisconsin.
Qin Chen joined PMI in 1992 and has extensive experiences in supplier partnership management and business development in China and Asia Pacific markets, executing and creating strategies to drive growth within intensively competitive channels. Between 1992 – 2000, Qin Chen had different roles and responsibilities from Importation and Logistics Manager to Sourcing and Production Manager. In 2000, Qin Chen took on the mission of setting up PMI’s Asia Pacific operation and was the Chief Representative of PMI Shanghai office where he brought the start-up operation to quickly become a revenue generating center by developing direct business models with strategic customers in China and Asia Pacific regions. In 2003, Qin Chen was the General Manager of PMI Shanghai and led the transformation of company’s business model from representative office to a fully functioning business entity with the strategy to build the infrastructure for market penetration as well global sales support operations. Since 2007, Qin Chen is the Vice President of PMI responsible for the PMI’s Asia Pacific business development and operations, as well as the opening up the China market with the company’s brands Aladdin ,Stanley and Migo. Qin Chen received his B. A. degree from Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China and MBA degree from Seattle Pacific, Seattle, Washington.
Alberto Jasmim joined PMI in October 2014 in connection with the acquisition of Agostini/Aladdin, where he has worked for over 24 years.
Alberto began his professional career at Montreal Engineering and later joined Agostini/Aladdin in 1987. Over the next 11 years at Agostini/Aladdin, Alberto held different positions mostly related to manufacturing and production. Alberto left Agostini/Aladdin, for an opportunity with Sony Music Entertainment, where he managed all of their Compact Discs manufacturing operations but then returned to Agostini/Aladdin, in 2002, as Industrial Director responsible for opening new manufacturing capabilities in Manaus along with maximizing manufacturing efficiencies and return on investment.
In June 2008, in the midst of significant financial difficulties at Agostini/Aladdin, Alberto was appointed President and charged with managing the financial turnaround of the company. While the Company was eventually forced to enter Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2008, Alberto’s financial and operational management of the company allowed it to exit bankruptcy in 2013: an achievement that less than 1% of bankrupt companies are able to achieve in Brazil. Alberto was integral to preparing the company for sale in 2014 and in completing the sale to PMI in October that year.
Alberto has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Federal Fluminense University, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from IAG Institute/PUC University in Rio de Janeiro and an Executive MBA from COPPEAD at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.