Edward Han

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) has retained Edward Han to serve as the director of Asia affairs to help coordinate the association’s efforts in China and serve as a liaison with the Chinese and Japanese governments.

In this role, Han will pursue RVIA’s China initiatives and promote U.S. products to the Japanese market. This includes working with the governments from both countries on standards and regulatory issues, according to a news release.

A managing partner at Synorica Resources, Han has been advising U.S. companies on their China operations for more than 20 years. He previously worked for China’s Customs Agency and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade.

Han began working with RVIA as a consultant in 2007 and has participated in each of the association’s trade missions to China. “Edward has a keen understanding of RVIA’s goals for the Chinese RV market and established relationships with our members and with key governmental contacts responsible for overseeing RV issues. With this background and experience, he is very well-suited to guide our activities in China and Japan,” said RVIA Vice President and General Counsel Craig Kirby, who is the liaison with RVIA’s China Committee.

Han, who was born in China but is now a U.S. citizen, is fluent in Chinese and English. He holds an MBA from the University of Texas – Pan American and a B.S. in Management from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing.