Your China Sourcing & Supply Chain Specialists
Glenhaven Home & Holiday Management Team
Tom Durkin, President & CEO
Tom Durkin has been working in the Far East for over 30 years. Formerly the Vice President of Global Sourcing and Asian Operations of Midwest-CBK as well as Managing Director of Kaemingk USA, Tom’s entire career has been in the holiday, garden décor, and home accents industry. Tom has extensive experience in international trade and conducting business in China and Southeast Asia. His areas of expertise include sourcing, new supplier identification, sales, supply chain management, product development, and quality control. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Tom has developed and managed business relationships with hundreds of Chinese and Southeast Asian companies.
Tom lived in China and Taiwan for over 10 years with his wife and three children during his career at Midwest. This experience provided Tom with extensive knowledge and appreciation for Chinese and other Asian cultures and business practices.
Tom holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned his Master’s Degree in International Affairs and Certificate from the East Asia Institute from Columbia University in the City of New York.
Katy Chen, Director of Purchasing and Operations
Katy is the Director of Supply Chain Operations for Glenhaven Home & Holiday. Katy has over 25 years of experience in the gift and home decor industry. She held management positions in Midwest-CBK’s Taiwan and Hong Kong buying offices. Katy has direct responsibility for logistics, purchase order processing, delivery tracking, shipping, and quality control management.
Ci Ci Chu, Director of New Product Sourcing
Ci Ci travels on all Glenhaven buying tours and manages the product sourcing process with our Asian suppliers. Ci Ci is a seasoned industry veteran having worked for Midwest-CBK for twenty years before joining Glenhaven Home & Holiday. Ci Ci’s experience and excellent supplier relationships helps Glenhaven maintain a diversified and qualified factory base. Ci Ci is also a kind, nurturing, and attentive person helping to ensure that all traveler needs are cared for while traveling overseas on Glenhaven buying tours.