Doreen Huro Michelini is president of Chicago-based China Mexico Solutions LLC, providing consulting services to companies wanting to source, manufacture or relocate to China or Mexico. She also serves as business development manager for Rockford, Ill.-based Industrial Molds Group, which builds plastic injection tools, mold components and provides molding in the United States, Mexico, China and Sweden.
Prior to these positions, Michelini spent four years with Dial Tool Industries Inc., an Illinois injection molder, mold maker and metal stamper, as vice president of global operations. In that role she set up and managed manufacturing facilities in Mexico and China, as well as warehousing in Malaysia and Brazil.
Michelini also worked 20 years for Cooper Bussmann Inc., a maker of electrical circuit-protection devices, as global sourcing manager. She is a past president and treasurer of the National Association of Purchasing Management Inc.'s Chicago section, has earned NAPM's "certified purchasing manager" designation, is a board member of International Trade Club of Chicago and currently chairs the board of the economic publication "The Chicago Report."
She was recently nominated and confirmed to the Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley's Chicago Sister City Committee - China. She holds a bachelor's degree in marketing, travels around the world as a guest speaker and seminar presenter on international business topics, and writes for several business publications.