Sunday, November 30, 2014
First Trip to Asia
My profession has always had a strong connection to manufacturing and building relationships with partners in Asia. I've worked with great companies in India, Korea, China and Vietnam throughout the last 9 years, but I never had been given the opportunity to travel across the world to see what it was all about in person.
My new job presented me with the opportunity to finally take this trip, and it was one of the most productive work trips I've ever been on. We had a really strong team with us, and we approved over 40 styles to the next stage of development! That kind of productivity is almost unheard of, and is especially difficult if you are not working in the factories, right in their offices. It was a huge accomplishment for my career, and I was so glad to have finally gotten that notch in my belt. The time change has been tough to over come since being home this last week, but I hear that each trip gets a little easier (which I'm glad to hear that there will be even more trips to come!)
Some photos from my trip: