MEA Trading Principals, Experience Counts!
Gordon is an experienced executive with skills in Sales, International and Domestic Marketing and General Management. He spent 24 years with Westinghouse Electric in roles including Global Product Management, Marketing, New Product Development and International Operations. In this latter role, he undertook mergers of various international operations as well as the creation of trading operations in Singapore and The Philippines.
Subsequent to his service with Westinghouse, Gordon spent six years with Eaton Corporation. During his time there, he served in a variety of capacities, including, Director of International Sales and Marketing, startup and subsequently General Manager of China operations for Eaton’s electrical segment and Manager of Marketing Integration for Eaton’s hydraulic unit.
Since retiring from Eaton, Gordon has served as President of Sensidyne Corp in Clearwater, Florida and as Vice President of Gaffney Kroese in Piscataway, New Jersey. He has also undertaken several Asia and China-related consulting projects.
An industrial subject matter expert with 30+ years of hands-on expertise in a wide variety of industries. John began his career as an electronic process control engineer with Johnson & Johnson, then worked his way through the ranks of RJR Nabisco and Cox Enterprises engineering & manufacturing management roles of increasing responsibilities retiring as VP/GM or Cox Sampling.
Later, John built a successful wealth management practice with UBS Financial servicing high net worth individuals and small business owners. In 2009, he sold that practice to take a five-year advisory role with the US Department of Defense facilitating foreign direct investment in Iraq & Afghanistan stabilizing the economies and combating extremism.
Since retiring once again, John has served as interim COO for a Cyber Security firm and now dedicating his time to helping local businesses in emerging markets and conflict zones access global markets for industrial products and services.
John is a USMC combat veteran and holds a BSEE & MBA from Lewis University in Illinois.
Mr. John A.K. Lowe
Independent consultant and associate of MEA Trading. John’s clients are well-known, mid-size and large European and US companies. In addition, he handles Interim HR Executive roles and serves on International Advisory Boards.
Formerly, CHRO (Chief Human Resources Officer) and HR Executive with leading US multinational corporations, such as Brink’s (Security), GTECH Corporation (Lotteries), Seagram’s, and RCA Corporation (BMG-RCA/Ariola (Music). General Director of Human Resources and Industrial Relations for SPCC (Southern Peru Copper Corp.). Responsible for negotiating with seven (7) unions representing the workers in copper mines in Toquepala and Cuajone, high up in the Andes, and at the Ilo smelter on the coast. Lived in Toquepala with his family, and traveled extensively throughout the Southern region, from Tacna to Arequipa, and Puno, as well as frequent trips to Lima.
Early career with American Can Company with HR responsibility for the Latin American region, Anderson Clayton in Brazil, Air Products & Chemicals (US & Brazil), and Cummins Engine Company (UK, USA, & Brazil). Started up new companies and staffed new operations in over 40 countries. Lived in Peru and Brazil, as well as UK and USA.
Founding Member of GlobalScot, Scotland’s international business network. Appointed in 2003 by the new Scottish Parliament. Helped create the GPHR (Global Professional in HR) certification. Member of IERG (International Executive Resources Group), PIHRA (Professionals in Human Resources Association), BABC (British American Business Council) BCCC (Brazil California Chamber of Commerce), and HKASC (Hong Kong Association of SoCal) as well as LAWAC (Los Angeles World Affairs Council) and other organizations.
Dual US & UK/EU citizen, and multilingual in Spanish, Portuguese, and French. Served as a British Army Officer studied Industrial Management, and published author of articles about Human Resources and international business. He lives in Prescott, Arizona with his family.
Gained extensive background in diverse Industries, such as Mining, Industrial and Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Access Control, Security, High-Tech, Lottery and Gaming, Transportation and Coordination, Consumer Products (CPG, FMCG), Entertainment, Media, and Distribution.