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All Aboard the East West Polar Express!

December 23, 2013 by Jennifer Catalan

It was another exciting Holiday celebration for East West his year! On Wednesday, December 18th, the East West team started the day with breakfast at Panera Bread. As the breakfasts were handed out, tickets to board the "East West Polar Express" Trolley bus complete with the day's itinerary were tucked under the plates of food. It was a surprise for all that we would not be returning to the office, instead we would do some secret Santa shopping that day for the residents at the Belmont Village Senior Living facility as well as two refugee families with twelve children East West has "adopted."

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Filed Under: Community, Culture, Events, Employee Appreciation

The Great East West Grill-Off

October 07, 2013 by Jennifer Catalan

The East West Manufacturing team works hard and likes to play hard too! About once a quarter, East West (EW) organizes a fun event to spend some time away from the office enhancing our team-building. This past July, East West partnered with Sean O'Keefe Events to organize The Great East West Grill-Off which included private culinary instruction and a dinner party.

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Filed Under: Events, Employee Appreciation, Team-Building

East West Manufacturing Hosts IAE-Sorbonne Students

September 30, 2013 by Jennifer Catalan

East West Manufacturing was honored again to have the opportunity to host Business MBA Students from the IAE-Sorbonne school in Paris, France. The students participated in Georgia State University's J.Mack Robinson College of Business International Business intern program in partnership with IAE-Sorbonne to spend a week learning about global marketing strategies by visiting various companies in the Atlanta area. East West Executive Vice President, Jeff Sweeney, and Business Development Manager, Andy Reese, presented to the students about East West's marketing strategies and a few marketing challenges facing East West.

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Filed Under: Community, Events, Marketing

Grand Opening of new Vietnam SMT Factory!

September 03, 2013 by Jennifer Catalan

In late July, East West Manufacturing CEO, Scott Ellyson, made a trip to Vietnam for the grand opening of our new SMT factory. The Grand Inauguration celebration included Scott and local officials ceremoniously cutting the red ribbon officially declaring the factory open! East West is excited to offer SMT services through our new EMS division. Our new SMT lines are housed in our wholly-owned three building complex located in Ho Chi Minh City. East West's new EMS division is poised for growth with over 200,000 square feet of factory space available for producing and assembling PCBs and complete box build assemblies.

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Filed Under: Technology, Events, News, Vietnam

East West Manufacturing CEO Guest Speaker for GCC

April 15, 2013 by Jennifer Catalan

East West Manufacturing CEO, Scott Ellyson, was a recent featured guest speaker for the Global China Connection China Summit Series "China in 2023." The event was held at Emory University in Atlanta on Saturday, March 30th. The Global China Connection is a student run organization dedicated to fostering deep and trusting personal relationships among Chinese and non-Chinese University students. Scott spoke to the group of students and alumni about the founding of East West Manufacturing as well as discussing the economical and political changes he has observed while doing business in China. Scott offered his thoughts on what lies for the future of China and what the Chinese people and government can do to grasp the future change of China.

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Filed Under: Speaking Engagement, In the News, Events

Scott Ellyson Featured Guest Panelist at FEI-Atlanta

April 12, 2013 by Jennifer Catalan

Scott Ellyson, CEO and co-founder of East West Manufacturing, was a featured guest for the International Panel Discussion at the March 20, 2013 dinner meeting of FEI-Atlanta. The Atlanta chapter of Financial Executives International is an organization of CFO's, Controllers, Treasurers, and VP's of Finance which holds monthly dinner meetings to engage networking and peer-to-peer business discussions. The membership of 250+ senior financial executives includes finance and accounting leaders from public and private companies as well as professors and administrators from area academic institutions. Scott Ellyson's participation offered valuable insight from a management perspective on managing international business and growth. For more information about FEI Atlanta, please visit www.feiatlanta.org

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Filed Under: Speaking Engagement, In the News, Events

East West Manufacturing Hosts GSU Global Logistics RoundTable

March 18, 2013 by Jennifer Catalan

East West Manufacturing hosted the first Spring meeting of Georgia State University's Global Logistics RoundTable discussion on Friday, March 15th. Scott Ellyson, East West CEO, was the featured guest speaker for a group of corporate executives who have senior-level responsibility for logistics, operations, and supply chain management. Member firms include Chick-fil-A, UPS, The Coca-Cola Company, Ryerson, Inc., AJC International, Shaw Industries Group Inc., Georgia Ports Authority, ThyssenKrupp IT Services, and The Home Depot.

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East West Manufacturing CEO Speaks at GSU Global Partners MBA Program

March 13, 2013 by Jennifer Catalan

East West Manufacturing CEO and co-founder, Scott Ellyson, was a featured guest speaker for Georgia State University's Global Partners MBA Program on Thursday, March 7th. The Global Partners program is taught by Dr. Karen Loch and is an unmatched classroom experience where students rotate their studies throughout three of the word's leading international cities: Atlanta, Georgia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Paris, France. The MBA students also have interaction with corporate and government leaders with business tours including extended company visits to China, Washington, D.C., and Brussels.

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New Year Celebrations at East West Asia Offices!

March 05, 2013 by Jennifer Catalan

East West's China and Vietnam offices celebrated the end of the year with parties, food, and entertainment during the recent Chinese and Lunar New Year holidays! Scott Ellyson, East West CEO, and a couple of East West engineers happened to travel to China and Vietnam during the year-end celebrations and were able to participate in the festivities. Enjoy the photos!

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East West is Proud to Sponsor ShamRockin' for a Cure!

February 12, 2013 by Jennifer Catalan

East West Manufacturing is proud to be a 2013 sponsor for ShamRockin' for a Cure! Every dollar raised at ShamRockin’ for a Cure goes to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to support the research vital to combat this deadly disease. Now celebrating its 5th year, ShamRockin' for a Cure 2013 will be held at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Alpharetta on Saturday, March 9th. Purchasing a ticket will not only go towards a great cause to helping find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis (CF), but you'll be able to rock out to live music, incredible food and drink, live and silent auctions, plus more entertainment in one night than you can imagine! ShamRockin’ is the most fun you’ll ever have for a great cause!

East West is a proud supporter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and we are always looking for ways we can contribute to helping find a cure for this fatal disease. We've participated in previous Wish for Wendy softball tournaments in support of Andy Lipman and his mission to help raise awareness about CF. East West is thrilled to sponsor another wonderful Cystic Fibrosis Foundation charity event in 2013.

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Filed Under: Community, Events