International Business Advisor
Business History Successful Projects:
— Poland – brought many international businesses into Poland for investment and cooperation. Worked with the newly formed Polish government by introducing joint venture and investment companies, and was asked to prepare the investment and JV application forms which were used by Poland.
— Belgium – former President of Sepp International. Sepp Group of companies owned the Smurf brand. Offices in Belgium, Poland, Los Angeles.
— Portugal – wine and other products import export, real estate market studies for international investors.
— Cambodia – Sold agricultural equipment from China to Cambodia. Advisor to government and business.
— Vietnam – Marketing studies for US companies. Promoted Chinese and US construction companies business in Vietnam. Former President of Bridgecreek International in Orange County California, the primary developers of “Little Saigon”. Hosted many delegations to and from Vietnam.
— Brought the first Chinese delegations of Mayors to the US to meet with US accounting companies to help China establish international standards of accounting.
— Brought the China Government Economic Planning Commission to the US to discuss the development of China economic policies. Arranged meetings with the United Nations, US Dept of Commerce, and Los Angeles Mayors Office. Results of these meetings helped establish the very successful Chinese economic policies.
— Assisted China Chamber of Promotion International Trade, China Chamber of Commerce, with many projects including delegations to and from the US to discuss potential purchases, joint ventures, and investments. For example, exported the first donut-making equipment from the US to China. Arranged negotiations and meetings between the CCPIT and Sunkist, and others.
— Helped the first internet company in China to develop their internet cafes. Senior advisor to the largest data centers company in China. Formerly known as A-1.net (at that time owned by Bill Shook), the company is now known as 21Vianet.
— CHINA UNICOM, arranged cooperation with internet hubs in the US.
— OPTIGATE, Former President of the international department. OPTIGATE was a division of the oldest privately owned telecom in the US. Bill helped develop cooperation with the largest telecoms in China.
— Worked with ATT China.
— Assisted IBM China with introductions to Chinese factories and buyers.
— Provided China electric power plant opportunities information to General Electric Corp China.
Advisor to McDonalds, Juan Valdez Coffee, Starbucks, Subway, Dunkin Donuts, Schlotzsky Deli, SweetStreet, Yum Brands, Tropicana, Sunkist, Baskin Robbins, Fishermans Market, Gallo, CreekStone Farms, Triad Food Group, China Kingdom Seafood, Hormel, Price Club/Costco, VitaMix, Richies American Diner, exported wine to China…
— Worked with China Ministry of Agriculture by providing US technologies to help solve some China environmental issues. Provided US equipment exports information to China for agricultural use.
— Worked closely with Nevada Governor’s Office by providing a plan and initiative for State of Nevada alfalfa exports to China and international exports.
— CMEC China National Machinery and Equipment Corp, China’s first export corporation. Bill was the North American manager of CMEC and helped open cooperation between US companies and Chinese manufacturing. During that time he provided advice and manufacturing to many companies such as Allied Signal Aerospace, Lear Siegler, Boeing, Harvey Titanium, and many others.
— Import and export of metal products and equipment.
— While working in China and with Honda International Trading in Orange County USA, SHOOK suggested that HONDA enter the China market asap and SHOOK provided HONDA with the methods to enter the China market. HONDA made a $150,000,000 investment in China shortly after Mr. Shook advised them of the most efficient method to enter the China market. Now HONDA has more than 200 offices in China.
— Promoted FORD to several Provinces in China. Bill was authorized by the Purchasing Bureau of Western China to discuss business opportunities in Western China directly with FORD. The Purchasing Bureau has strong purchasing power throughout several Provinces in Western and Central China.
— Lear Siegler, manufactured many automotive parts for Lear Siegler in China.
— Assisted with startup of China’s largest medical equipment distribution company.
— Arranged dental and medical joint ventures and distribution between US, European, and Chinese companies.
— Consultant to China 999 Group.
— Original representative of Rexall Sundown China.
— Worked closely with China “King & Wood Mallesons“. Represented King & Wood in the US when they first started.
— Provided assistance to the U.S. Baker Hostetler law firm, for legal issues with Chinese companies.
— World Bank (China Desk), provided advice to the bank for several years in China.
— ICBC (Industrial Commercial Bank of China), the largest bank in the world. SHOOK provided US equipment to make first credit cards in China.
— Swiss Bank (UBS), prepared China market study for gold and precious metals use in China.
— Banco Azteca, prepared China market analysis regarding opening of foreign banks in China.
— Blackstone, consulting meetings in China regarding China business.
— Sinopec (the world’s largest oil company).
— China National Oil Equipment Import Export Corp.
— Offshore Oil Equipment.
— China Oil.
— Nanhai Oil.
— China Chemical University.
— Import granite and marble from China for construction of two large hotels in Florida.
— Cooperation with China National Construction Engineering Group Corp, the largest construction company in the world.
— Cooperation with Beijing Urban Construction Group Corp.
— Cooperation with Shanghai Urban Construction Group Corp.
— Cooperation with China Ministry of Construction, and China Ministry of Communications.
— Meetings with First American Title China discussing China market strategies.
— Micro-Bac technologies. Imported environmental products into China and performed many environment pollution control projects in China, such as in Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Shenyang, Jiangsu…
Provided China market and business advice to hundreds of international companies.
BILL SHOOK is recognized as one of the China business pioneers.
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