International Development Specialist
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On The Run
International Trade

In Asia during the 1980s and 1990s, a rapid rise in population and urbanization placed an increasing stress on existing physical infrastructure and many emerging countries lacked capacity and efficiency to deliver critical  services. Infrastructure investment provided opportunities to increase economic growth, reduce
poverty, and improve local livelihoods.

At Lockwood International, Jeffrey Engels worked with major American building materials suppliers to provide a broad range of high-quality and innovative construction products for large scale infrastructure projects. As an export management company, Lockwood International specialized in the marketing, sales, and shipment of building materials for engineers, architects, and city planners working on projects as varied as hospitals, schools, banks, low-cost housing, government offices, airports and railway systems.

During his tenure at the company between 1987 and 2000, Jeffrey held various positions before becoming President. Jeffrey oversaw all export projects and functions--from market analysis and product research to sourcing, purchasing, and consolidating goods for air and ocean shipments. 

From Lockwood International's San Francisco Bay Area headquarters, consolidated cargo and full containers were coordinated to ship from U.S. West Coast ports. A branch office in Ohio allowed easy access to Midwest manufacturers and suppliers, an office in Hong Kong coordinated inbound shipments with Asian partners, and an office in Mexico expanded operations into Latin American markets.
Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking
Corporation, Hong Kong
The Bank of China, Hong Kong, was one of the many global projects Lockwood International supplied.
Jing Guang Centre, Beijing
Komplekx Dayabumi, Kuala Lumpur
Patronus Towers, Kuala Lumpur
International Trade
Doctoral Studies