Kim has more than twenty years of experience in manufacturing and international business development. Kim connects the needs of the manufacturers with the expertise existing in various organizations focusing on manufacturing expertise as well as research and development globally.
In July of 2016, Kim began working for the College of Aeronautics and Engineering at Kent State University, as a global business development professional for the aerospace engineering program focusing on research and development to assist aerospace manufacturers. She also connects the University globally to other Universities with Aerospace Engineering programs as well as opportunities to expand additive and advanced manufacturing ideas. Kim also assists with connecting available grant funds to manufacturers and University researchers. Kim is the liaison with the Oho Federal Research Network, which is an organization responsible for awarding grants to University/Manufacturing and Federal collaborations. Kim works closely with the Ohio Aerospace Institute collaborating and partnering on various aerospace programs.
Kim has worked with aerospace companies including those involved in manufacture of Helicopters, landing gear, as well as other various tier component suppliers to the aerospace industry. She is versed in the AS 9100 Standard necessary for companies wishing to enter and compete in the aerospace industry, as well as various other international standards. She also assists with ITAR compliance at the company and university level.
Kim focuses her global business development expertise on the strategic needs of manufacturers competing in a global economy. She is passionate about facilitating global growth at the educational as well as research and development level. Kim also helps to create compliant, competitive opportunities for manufacturers.
In addition to her role with Kent State University, Kim is also principal of KPH Global Trade, LLC., a venture she created in 2016. Kim focuses on assisting companies with various aspects of global development and manufacturing excellence. Kim facilitates this through her partnership with Braumiller Law Group where they utilize her expertise in global business development, compliance, as well as manufacturing.
Prior to this Kim was an International Trade Manager for the City of Mentor. This role focused on developing an international trade program for manufacturers in the community focusing on export development, educational programs as well as introducing foreign investment and collaboration to companies and economic development professionals in the community. Kim facilitated and led several trade missions to Europe to further global trade and investment.
Kim also served as a Director of an International Trade Assistance Center a program funded by the Small Business Administration, as well as the state funded Small Business Development Centers. The focus of the program was to assist small and new to export companies with all aspects of international business.
Kim has traveled throughout Europe, South America, and Asia to promote global trade, networking, and finance. Kim is on several international boards, promoting trade and cultural awareness. Kim is also a graduate of Leadership Lake County program, its purpose to educate and create leaders in the business and non-profit sectors. Kim is also involved in several charitable organizations, including the Deepwood Foundation, as well as Hunger Network, and the Salvation Army, where she is passionate about assisting those less fortunate.
Kim Holds a Master’s degree in International Business from Baldwin Wallace College, as well as a Bachelor’s of Science in Business from University of Albany in NY. She is a certified Global Business Professional and a Certified Business Advisor.
College of Aeronautics and Engineering
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