University of Pittsburgh
March 6, 2008

Author and CEO of One of the Largest Foreign Manufacturers in China to Speak at the University of Pittsburgh March 27

Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH-Jack Perkowski, chair and CEO of ASIMCO Technologies and author of "Managing the Dragon: How I'm Building a Billion-Dollar Business in China" (Crown Business, 2008), will speak at the University of Pittsburgh at 3:30 p.m. March 27 in 117 Mervis Hall, Roberto Clemente Dr., Oakland; a book signing will follow. ASIMCO Technologies is one of the largest foreign manufacturers in China, specializing in components for the automotive industry.

"The Economist" wrote, "Jack Perkowski's story of his almost 13 years running ASIMCO, an automotive components maker, in China is therefore a rare treat-a firsthand account of the struggle to build a business there...Mr. Perkowski is sensible on every issue-from the need to nurture (and listen to) local managers to the relative importance of local over central government relations."

The free public event is sponsored by Pitt's International Business Center in the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, the University Center for International Studies' Asian Studies Center, and the Society for International Business. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact the International Business Center at 412-648-1778 or e-mail