Lawrence Taylor founded Aziotics after having worked and lived in Asian markets for 25 years and having had general management as well as extensive new-business development responsibilities for Union Carbide and Monsanto. Lawrence has achieved a history of results based on a broad knowledge of Asian cultures/markets, innovative commercial approaches, strong process-oriented thinking and the earned trust of many contacts.
Paul Toskin is vice president and manager of Commerce Bank’s Trade Service Group in St. Louis. After completing an International Studies and German degree at Otterbein University, he started his banking career at BancOhio, doing country studies for the company’s International Lending Group. He joined Commerce Bank’s International Trade Group in 1984, and has worked with companies to efficiently and safely source products globally and manage foreign credit risk associated with exports. Paul currently serves on the Missouri District Export Council.
Arijana Hoormann is a long-term freight forwarder and Certified United States Export Compliance Officer. A native of Sarajevo, Bosnia, she moved to the U.S. in 1997. Prior to coming to the U.S., Arijana lived and worked in Germany for five years. She has held numerous leadership positions in the international freight forwarding industry and is currently branch manager of Scarbrough International’s St. Louis office.
David Forgue is a partner at Barnes/Richardson Global Trade Law. His practice focuses on the representation of importers and exporters, facing issues of compliance with United States law. David assists importers with issues related to import requirements for agencies, such as the EPA and FDA, as well as structures business strategies to maximize available international trade benefits. David is a frequent speaker on international trade topics, and has served as an associate editor on the American Bar Association’s International Law Newsletter for five years.