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Member Spotlight: Howard Trilling

Posted By IRC, Monday, April 23, 2018
Updated: Friday, April 20, 2018


Mr. Howard Trilling is a graduate of Thunderbird School of International Management, and was formerly a vice president of global markets for Staples Promotional Products. With more than 40 years of experience in marketing, sales, and global development, Mr. Trilling has traveled for business to Brazil, China, London, Mexico, Canada, South Africa, and more. Mr. Trilling has also served as board member of the World Trade Center in Kansas City and is currently a member of the International Trade Council in Kansas City. As a part of the International Relations Council, Mr. Trilling enjoys participating in the Waldo Great Decisions Group » and is a member of the IRC Book Club ».

Mr. Trilling has always been an entrepreneur at heart, and after retirement in 2012, he started his own business, Arno Global Consulting. Arno Global Consulting specializes in the promotional products industry and assists young startup companies with evaluating the potential of their products in the international market and with product development. The latest assignment for Arno Global Consulting was working with a private equity group in the United Kingdom that sought to make an investment in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mr. Trilling led the assessment of the factory’s value and the value of the promotional products they wished to market and distribute to ensure the project would be a success. Mr. Trilling is currently consulting to develop a collapsible cup in China. Mr. Trilling will aid this small company with their marketing and to connect them with markets in the United States, Europe, and Australia.

In the future, Mr. Trilling hopes to partner with a colleague who specializes in the logistics of imports and exports to combine their expertise with marketing, sales, and development, and to provide a jumpstart program for smaller companies. To find out more information about Arno Global Consulting, please visit ».


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