Albers School of Business and Economics
Mentor Program

Marinus (Dutch) van Gessel

Former Owner
Semean Ltd., Taiwan Branch (Retired)

Company Description

Small and currently non-existent

Job Description

Retired

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

Education

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.