Creative, Detail Orientated, Focused.
Automotive Consultant , PR/media consulting, Technical Interpreter/Translator, Presenter/MC, Web & Graphic Design, Digital Marketing, Brand Development, Sales/ Marketing.
Jan 1996 – Sept 2005
APEX Integration, Inc.
Vice President/ Director
Founded and established the US operations of aftermarket automotive performance parts manufacturer.
Handled all aspects of the business from start up, product design, marketing, to daily management.
Managed professional race teams and incorporated racing development into final product designs.
Established award winning marketing campaign and set the trend for the import automotive aftermarket.
Efforts would eventually lead to the Fast and Furious movie franchise.
Aug 2003- 2008
D1 Grand Prix Professional Drift Association
Live Event MC, Video Host, Narrator, Translator
Served as the official English Speaking MC for the D1 Grand Prix series in the US and Europe. Performed real time race announcing and Japanese to English translation in front of 10,000- 30,000 people.
Acted as video host to various video series produced by Sunpros Inc., JAPAN.
Also provided narration, translation, and subtitling services for Japanese automotive related DVD content for US broadcast use.
Acted as media relations for all major media outlets. …
Feb 2005 – Jun 2006
Universal Pictures, The Fast and the Furious 3 “Tokyo Drift” (2006)
Acted as Technical Advisor for The Fast and the Furious 3 “Tokyo Drift”
Active with film crew from pre-production to global red carpet release.
Assisted Justin Lin (director) with all aspects of vehicle performance characteristics, techniques, and movie subculture information. Helped with script, stunt sequence design, technical maneuvers, vehicle performance consulting, and PR activities.
IMDB Credits: CLICK HERE
Jan 2007- Dec 2008
Universal Pictures, Fast and Furious (2009)
Served directly under Director Justin Lin as Technical Advisor.
Reviewed script for technical accuracy, consulted on movie scenes, assisted in developing stunt/race sequences.
IMBD Credits: CLICK HERE
Oct 2007 – Oct 2011
Eiko Shoji Co. LTD
Brand Development/ Marketing/ Correspondence/ Sales
Handled both Retail /Wholesale Sales, Marketing, and International Correspondence for multiple top denim fashion brands.
Worked with key high-end department stores and fashion boutique accounts to maintain sales floor product.
Travelled globally to brand headquarters to confirm seasonal design collections, quality and feedback.
Handled all international legal claims and negotiations.
Launched online store and handled all digital marketing.
Sep 2011 – Feb 2014
Fashion brand acquisition and exporting from USA to Tokyo, Japan.
Handled key accounts for leading fashion boutique and department stores in Japan.
Attended global fashion shows with customers for seasonal ordering.
Clients include top ranked Japanese department stores, trend leading boutique/select shops, and Eiko’s own retail stores. …