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About ACI

Founded in 1995, Asia Connections, Inc. (ACI) is a consulting firm that specializes in assisting companies to promote, distribute or manufacture their products and services in Asia. ACI provides a wide range of services that include introductions, information gathering, program management and active assistance during all phases of business operations in Asia. ACI is a US State Department Directorate of Defense Trade Control registered entity (Registration Number 0604-0341). ACI is a member of TRACE (Transparent Agencies and Contracting Entities).

ACI's clients include small businesses as well as some of the most prominent multi-national corporations. Even larger firms that maintain regional offices in Asia, recognize that ACI offers value-added services that complement their efforts in the region. ACI's support enhances the effectiveness of the corporate team and serves as a force multiplier against the competition.


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Edward J. Corcoran

Edward J. Corcoran served 31 years with the US Government in a career that focused on Asian affairs. His experience includes 24 years in the Asia-Pacific region in positions that included service as a foreign advisor, foreign military sales officer, military attaché and Inspector General for the Pacific region. He also served in senior positions involving intelligence gathering and political-military affairs. A fluent Thai linguist, Mr. Corcoran has spent over 19 years in Southeast Asia, culminating with an assignment as the Defense and Army Attaché in the US Embassy, Bangkok. Mr. Corcoran is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute, the Claremont Graduate School (with a Masters Degree in Asian Studies), the US Army War College and the Stanford University Advanced Management Program.


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Richard (Rick) Cassidy

Richard (Rick) Cassidy served 26 years with the US Government in a variety of important positions that included over a decade of service in the Asia-Pacific region. An Asian specialist since 1978, he served in a progression of senior positions in the Department of Defense and US Embassies in Tokyo and Bangkok, focusing on defense, technology transfer, foreign military sales and international trade policies. Mr. Cassidy culminated his government servce in the Joint US Military Advisory Group-Thailand as the Director of Security Assitance Programs with the Royal Thai Army and Armed Forces. He holds an MA in National Security Affairs from the Naval Post Graduate School and is a graduate of both the US State Department's Foreign Service Institute and the Defense Language Institute.


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David H. Wayne

David H. Wayne served over 30 years with the US Government in a variety of high-level logistics and program management positions. He has over 22 years experience in the Asia-Pacific region and has extensive experience in defense sales and security assistance operations in South East Asia. He served as a logistics and foreign military sales staff officer in Thailand. Mr. Wayne was previously the Director for Asia-Pacific programs for the US Army Security Assistance Command where he was responsible for the management of the US Army's foreign military sales program in Asia. Mr. Wayne is also the President of Global Logistics Management, LLC, a logistics and construction management firm. Mr. Wayne holds an MBA from Marymount University and is a graduate of the US Army War College. In 2005 he was inducted into the US Army Quartermaster Hall of Fame.



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George Gregory Jacunski

George Gregory Jacunski has spent 31 years in government service to include 12 years in the Asia Pacific region culminating in an assignment as General Counsel for federal agency interests throughout Asia and the Pacific. Mr. Jacunski also has experience in a wide variety of legal specialties to include criminal, procurement, environmental and international law. In addition, Mr. Jacunski has served as legislative counsel to both the Secretary of the Army and the Secretary of Defense and was acting Deputy Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs. Mr. Jacunski is currently living in St. Augustine, Florida and is engaged in the private practice of law and a variety of business interests.