Hugh M. Henderson

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General Specialty

Export Markets Development
Foreign Operations
Global Business Development
International Contracts
Supply Chain Optimization

Specialty Focus

Agricultural Production
Food and Beverage Exporting
Global Contracts
Import Export Logistics
Industrial and Water Chemicals
International Marketing
Supply Chain Management
Wood and Timber Products

Hughlett (“Hugh”) M. Henderson, Agricultural Economist and Biochemist, offering 41 years of international experience in export market development, global sourcing, supply chain design and optimization, export training and global strategic analysis. Henderson has worked with over 1,000 manufacturers and producers worldwide, as well as over 450 foreign agents, distributors and logistics providers in 49 countries, designing proprietary tools and systems in export development for General Electric and other industry leaders.

• Henderson offers diverse on-the-deck international experience leading project teams in nine industries including food and beverages, water treatment, agricultural equipment, chemicals, engineering services, scientific equipment, wood products and biotechnology. Henderson founded and directed the following international operations:

HCI Corporation, President, 1986 to 2024: Hugh Henderson has worked as consultant directing international marketing, supply chains and foreign operations for over forty leading manufacturers including Clean Water Engineers, Davinscroft, Fiorucci, Food Sciences, General Electric, Gwaltney-Smithfield, Herdez, Pays Coronado, Solana Foods, Smith-Bowman, Southern States, U.S. Wheat, W.R. Grace, Wal-Mart, Wampler-Longacre and Wiley & Wilson.

HCImadera S.A. de C.V., Managing Director, Mexico City, 2006 to 2012: importing and distributing forest products from U.S.A. and Canada into Mexico, representing the Governments of Canada and Ontario, as well as leading wood products manufacturers in North America. • Virginia Export Consortium, Founder and Director, Virginia’s first food, beverage and agriculture export consortium in November 1992, under the auspices of Governor George Allen and the Virginia Dept. of Agriculture.

Henderson Chemicals Inc., President, 1979 to 1986: Project Director and Export Manager for over thirty leading U.S. and foreign companies, including Airco, Akzo Chemie, Bayer, Exxon, Harshaw, ICI, Monsanto, National Medical Enterprises and Sherwin Williams.

• Henderson Chemicals Inc. was selected in 1980 by ARAMCO (then the world's largest oil company) to be its exclusive sourcing, purchasing and exporting agent for LDV contracts for Chemicals and Scientific Equipment. Sourced and shipped over 4,000 international orders in laboratory equipment,
plastics and chemicals.

• Henderson Chemicals Inc. provided similar petrochemical sourcing, purchasing and exporting services to major oil firms: Shell Oil, Bariven, YPF Argentina, YPF Bolivia, Petroleos Del Perú, Kuwait Oil Company and others.

Global Offices: Henderson started and operated global marketing and sales offices in Australia, Kuwait, Mexico, Peru, the U.S., Taiwan, Turkey and Venezuela, including Henderson Chemicals Del Peru C.V., a leading distribution and marketing company in Peru with over 60% market share.

Global Network: Contacts in forty-nine countries and significant experience in twenty-one: (In Latin America) Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Dominican Republic; (Asia-Pacific) Australia, India, Taiwan; (North America) Canada and the U.S.; (Middle East) Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait; (Europe) the U.K., Germany, Netherlands and France.

Keynote Speaker, international import-export marketing conferences and seminars since 1989 for the U.S. Department of Commerce, Virginia Tech, U.S. Small Business Association, Virginia Dept. of Economic Development, U.S. SBDC, Virginia Dept. of Agriculture, SMC3, Washington & Lee University and other colleges and trade associations.

Interviewed by CBS Television, TV Azteca, The Journal of Commerce, Business America, The Richmond Times, Radio Free America and Insight Magazine.

• References: Upon Request

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