With over 25 years of importing, manufacturing and sourcing in Asia, Wayne’s core background knowledge and global network have allowed for hundreds of new products to be manufactured from concept through final product, all with quality design and engineering along the way.
Wayne is the founder and CEO of Global Purchasing Solutions, Inc., an international rep/sourcing firm of building-related products such as sinks, tapes, grills, fireplaces, faucets, toilets, vitreous China lavatories, LCD's and consumer electronics. GPS has offices in Shenzhen, China, Elkhart, Indiana and White Pigeon, Michigan.
Prior to Global Purchasing Solutions, Inc. Wayne was founder and president of National Supply, a single-location building products supplier to the RV and manufactured housing markets in Elkhart, Indiana. Before founding National Supply he was a founder of TriStar Distributing, the largest OEM electronics distribution company in the United States. The company was headquartered in Goshen, Indiana with branches in Redlands, CA, Lancaster, PA, Eugene, OR, Canon, GA, and Ft. Worth, TX.
Wayne sold TriStar in 1999 to a holding company and stayed on as president of the group of businesses under the holding company through 2001. Wayne is the father of two, and he and his wife live in beautiful southwest Michigan.
Jim has over 25 years of experience in the import/export and distribution industries. Beginning with his first trip to Asia in 1989, he has been involved in importing such items as textiles, steel goods, appliances, electronics, plumbing, lighting fixtures and gourmet foods.
Jim also has a large breadth of knowledge and direct experience with financial and operational aspects of businesses. He has been involved in international transactions in Mexico, South Korea, Thailand and China.
Jim extensive experience in advising public and private companies in all aspects of management, finance and operations. He has financed and managed several private companies and his background spans many industries, including technology, insurance, construction, transportation, import/export and accounting. He has negotiated deals for Fortune 500 companies as well as small and mid-market companies.
Jim was President/CEO and owner of Parian Development Group, Inc., an award-winning Chicago-based software development and consulting firm with over 80 professionals which he sold to Wang Global in 1998. Jim was also a founder of other companies including Bagley & Pritchard, Ltd., Transcapital Partners, LLC and Blakely Custom Homes, LLC and has held the role as CFO in four companies.
Jim holds a Bachelors of Science in Finance degree from the University of Illinois.
Way Interglobal Network, LLC (Way) is an American-owned and managed sourcing and buying office for distributors, builders, hotels, developers and manufacturers within the United States, Canada and Europe. Way’s principals have over 25 years experience of working in Greater China and other area in Asia.
Unlike many companies involved in China product sourcing, Way does not operate simply as a trading company in a buy-sell arrangement as a middleman between Asian factories and customers wishing to import. With project sourcing, we work closely with our clients to assist them in developing their product and marketing programs to take advantage of the efficiencies that factory-direct sourcing can provide. Our buying office service provides clients a local presence to handle their purchasing requirements in China. We currently manage programs for well-known distributors, builder developers and OEM manufacturers within the United States.