Laurent Kahl

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On December 23, 2021
Laurent Kahl is an international trade consultant with the UGA Small Business Development Center. He has extensive private sector experience in the international trade field with over four decades working for both private and semi-government entities.   Prior to joining UGA SBDC International Trade Center, Laurent was a self-employed consultant for GlobalFootprints, an import/export consultancy that helped small- and medium-sized businesses navigate and succeed in the global market. Prior to founding GlobalFootprints in 2013, Laurent also worked for a wide range of large multi-nationals enterprises including HELLA in South America; Habasit America in Latin America; International Paper selling in the Middle East, Latin America and Canada; Kaiser Aluminum selling to the Americas; and Hercules International selling to the European Union and the Caribbean Basin.   Laurent has additional international logistics experience working for the Port of Charleston as a Regional Cargo Sales Manager in New York City. As for his Import experience, he created his own importing venture, Filter Supply America, where he represented a major German manufacturer of industrial filters - Mann + Hummel - that were distributed and sold in the U. S. and Canada. Laurent also acted as an Manufacturers Representative for LM Handling SPA., a family owned company based in Modena, Italy that manufactured high quality, custom made, high speed industrial conveyors and accessories.
 
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Darrel C. Hulsey

  • Posted by Meredith Reeves
  • On July 3, 2019
Darrel Hulsey Before joining the UGA SBDC in 1992, Darrel Hulsey previously worked for a large commercial bank serving in various lending and management positions. He also has experience as an independent financial consultant performing acquisition/merger, loan portfolio and credit system analysis for banks.   As Director of the UGA SBDC International Trade Center, Darrel works extensively in international trade financing, trade risk mitigation, loan proposal preparation, financial analysis, business evaluations and alternative financing. He is also a Certified Global Business Professional.   Darrel was recognized by the Georgia SBDC Network as Consultant of the Year. Additionally, he was awarded the Georgia State Star for consulting and honored with the Distinguished Service Award by the national organization, America’s Small Business Development Centers.

Education

  • BBA (Marketing), North Georgia College
  • MBA, Brenau University
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Dimitris Kloussiadis

  • Posted by Meredith Reeves
  • On July 3, 2019
Dimitris has over 28 years of experience in international business, in both the public and private sectors. While in the private sector, he established an extensive network of international distributors and dealers in the Middle East and North African markets. Earlier in his career he owned an import business which marketed European and Asian products to U.S. architectural and construction firms, and major department stores.            

Education

  • BS (Marketing), University of Louisiana
  • MBA (International Business), Georgia State University
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Mario Gonzalez

  • Posted by Meredith Reeves
  • On July 2, 2019
Mario has over 18 years of combined professional experience in information technology, telecommunications, project management and international trade. Over the last 10 years, he has been responsible for sales and marketing, P&L management, as well as customer acquisitions and development for a wide variety of industries across the Americas (banking, utilities, software, telco operators, higher education, retail and government). This includes work with SMEs and multinational corporations.          

Education

  • MBA, Universidad Europea de Madrid
  • MA (Project Management), Universidad para la Cooperación Internacional
  • BS (Computer Engineering), Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología

Experience

  • Peleman Industries (International Sales Director)
  • Secure-IQ (Sales and Marketing Director)
  • British-Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce (Board Member)
  • British Telecom Global Services)
  • MGS-It (CEO)
  • KPMG (Senior IT Consultant)
  • Data Center Enterprise, ITS Infocomunicación (Business Unit Manager)
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