David Ruben: Profile
Member DNA Global Partner/Consultant Network

David Ruben, is regarded as one of the leading experts on China and Pacific Rim Sales, Distribution and Manufacturing. Mr. Ruben has provided strategies for companies seeking to expand their sales distribution and manufacturing in the complex Pacific Rim Marketplace. He has successfully created a ‚turn-key‛ process for companies seeking to develop business in China and throughout the Pacific Rim.

Mr. Ruben has spent over 25 years living and working in the region which has afforded him a unique understanding of the culture and nuances necessary to be successful in this region. Mr. Ruben has worked with Fortune 100 companies such as P&G, Rubbermaid, Applica, and Helen of Troy, as well as, entrepreneurial start up companies.

As the Founder, President and CEO of American Design Group (ADG), Mr. Ruben led the helm of this international consumer products company and successfully developed leading brands in the Health and Wellness Category with such brands as Physique, Goody, Just for Men, Pantene, Caboodles and Sharper Image. ADG maintained manufacturing facilities throughout Hong Kong and Mainland China.

During his early career, he served as Corporate Vice President for Windmere Corporation (Black & Decker),(WND) a NYSE company specializing in manufacturing, R&D and global distribution of consumer products. He was instrumental in building their manufacturing base in China, as well as, growing sales and distribution globally from $2M to over $1.2 billion dollars.

Expertise and Focus Areas:

  • China and Pacific Rim Multi-Channel Strategist
  • China Manufacturing & Sourcing Expert
  • Visionary Leader and Team Builder
  • Product Marketing and Management
  • Global Strategic Planning and Market Development
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • R&D, Engineering and Manufacturing
  • FDA & SFDA Compliance Expert
  • Multi-Industry and World Wide Patent and Trademark Holder
  • Culturally Trained to Conduct Business in Cantonese & Mandarin
  • Fully Vetted Board of Director Member
  • Community Leader