Albers School of Business and Economics


Marinus (Dutch) van Gessel

Former Owner
Semean Ltd., Taiwan Branch (Retired)

Company Description

Small and currently non-existent

Job Description


Employment History

1955-1958     U.S. Naval Officer
1960-1970     Corning Inc.,various marketing jobs; last one as National Sales Manager of Laboratory Products
1970-1974     U.S. Department of Commerce - Bureau of International Commerce; last year as Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Commerce
1974-1984     Corning International - Managing Director of Pacific Glass Corp in Taiwan, a Corning Subsidary producing glass for TV Cathode Ray Tubes
1984-2002     Owner of Semean Ltd., Taiwan Branch, an Importer and Distributor of Western food products for the hotel trade


Harvard University AB Economics(1955)
Harvard Business School MBA (1960) 

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

My mentoring style is mostly informal. Since i am retired I cannot provide you with office or factory visits, but I can take the extra time for counseling, having had a variety of lifetime experiences.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Whenever and wherever convenient to students.