David Ross, B.A.
1823 Jefferson Place NW
Washington, DC 20036
For over 25 years, David Ross has specialized in Global Trade Compliance and Logistics Management from small business to Fortune 500 Company’s. He has held mid to upper management positions in the industrial, consumer products, high technology freight forwarding/logistics and aerospace/defense industries. He has performed over 100 focused trade compliance assessments/audits for our clients. Dave has extensive experience as a duly empowered official (Atty in Fact as approved by the B.o.D) for Trade Compliance and Global Logistics in his corporate functions. He has established and chaired corporate compliance and logistics councils at the executive management level whose focus was both US export/re-export regulations and Supply Chain/Logistics optimization. Dave has also overseen responsibilities for direct shipments from overseas affiliates subject to US export controls on both product and technology transfer. He has developed Technology Control Programs (TCP) as well as implementing strategic security initiatives such as the Customs and Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) and ITAR security controls with our clients. Dave possesses extensive experience in product classification for the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Regulations (BTAFE) and US Customs and Border Protection Regulations.
Dave has traveled and provided Trade Compliance Training to firms with over 300 public and private seminars to North America, Europe and Asia. He has also provided Supply Chain Process Engineering/Re-Engineering management and consulting services using LEAN and Six Sigma methodologies. He has extensive compliance management and licensing expertise with the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) Office of Foreign Assets Control, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BTAFE) He has served most recently, reporting to Vice President and General Counsel as the Trade Compliance Officer and Empowered Official for a world leader in high technology refractory metals with annual global sales totaling $1.2 billion.
In February 2004, Dave joined MK Technology as a Senior Advisor. He provides our clients with his broad knowledge and regulatory and logistics expertise to deliver products, technology and services globally while maintaining strict compliance in multiple country regulations and effective logistics solutions for our clients. Dave’s industry network consists of professionals that include contacts in multiple government agencies such (DDTC, BIS, USCBP, NRC, OFAC, FDA, and BTAFE), along with customs brokers, Trade Compliance attorneys, import/export and supply chain specialists, freight forwarders, integrators, banks, cargo insurance specialists and global trade data management services.
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