Ex-Japanese biz exec to lead Indiana’s Asian strategy
November 7, 2013 12:34PM
Updated: November 7, 2013 11:52PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence has tapped a former Japanese company executive to serve as his special adviser for Asia and to lead the Indiana Economic Development Corp.’s strategy to strengthen and expand initiatives on the continent.
Rick Pease comes to the state after a 30-year career at Columbus-based Enkei America, the North American division of a global automotive supplier.
Pease’s duties will include leading the state’s efforts to attract new jobs from Asian companies and to encourage existing Asia-based companies to expand their investments in Indiana.