Technical Sourcing International, Inc. (TSI) today announced that it has established two new sales offices, TSI Europe and TSI Korea. David Tiffney was hired as Managing Director of the European office, while Sun-Ho Frank Kim was appointed Business Manager of the Korean office.
The new European sales office, which officially opens October 1, 2004, will help TSI build a profitable and sustainable position in the European marketplace. Likewise, the Korean office, which opened July 1, 2004, will help the company penetrate the Korean sector. TSI뭩 sales and service capabilities already span the globe, with offices in San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Salt Lake City, UT; Missoula, MT; Stamford, CT; Tokyo, Japan; and now Brussels, Belgium and Seoul, Korea. In addition, the company operates five major manufacturing facilities throughout China.
Neither Tiffney nor Kim is a newcomer to the nutraceuticals industry. Tiffney is founding Director and part owner of Mandurah Australia Pty Ltd., an importer and distributor of pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, veterinary, and food ingredients. His company has represented TSI's interests in Australia since 2000. In fact, Tiffney himself grew TSI's business in Australia from nothing to many millions in this short period of time. Prior to starting Mandurah, Tiffney was Sales Manager at Bronson & Jacobs of Australia, where he developed sales strategies for new raw materials from concept to manufacturing to market.
"David's considerable expertise in the healthcare business, coupled with his intimate knowledge of TSI's products, makes him the perfect fit for leading our European regional efforts,"stated TSI President Larry Kolb. "His presence will help us reach a wider client base across Europe, and ensure that our existing and future European clients benefit from this exciting new phase in TSI뭩 growth."Tiffney will oversee TSI's three distributors across Europe: Gee Lawson Nutritional in the United Kingdom, Gee Lawson Europe in Switzerland, and Sochim International in Italy, Spain and Portugal, as well as Mandurah in Australia and Invita in New Zealand.
Like Tiffney, Sun-Ho Frank Kim also comes from a healthcare background. He gained extensive international experience serving the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries of Korea and Europe. Before joining TSI, Kim was director of Kunpoong Bio, where he developed and implemented sales and marketing strategies for raw materials to the pharmaceutical, food, and dietary supplement industries. Additionally, Kim brings his scientific background to the table. He earned a bachelor of sciences degree in chemistry and a master of sciences degree in organic chemical synthesis, both from INHA University, Incheon Korea.
"TSI has always been a service-oriented company,"commented Kolb. "Frank's way of doing business is to put the customer's needs first. I'm certain his customer-centered attitude, along with his valuable science background, will bring further success to TSI, particularly as we expand into the global marketplace." Kim will manage all aspects of the new Korean sales office.
Sun-Ho Frank Kim