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MBA, University of Alaska

John Senese

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MBA, B.S., University of Alaska


John Senese has 32 years of experience working for major multinational companies in the chemical, automotive and plastics industries, with 26 years directly focused on international business management.

He began his career in Alaska and moved to Cleveland in the late 1980s to join the international department at B.F. Goodrich. He spent the next 14 years progressing through increasingly responsible positions, including two expatriate assignments in Europe and a corporate role as managing director for their South America business. Senese subsequently joined Myers Industries as general manager of their international division, where he managed an organization consisting of seven international and two domestic locations and sales in more than 100 countries around the world.

He is currently vice president of international operations at Northeast Ohio Trade & Economic Consortium (NEOTEC), a local nonprofit organization which acts as grantee of Foreign Trade Zone 181 and provides international consulting services to many companies in Northeastern Ohio.  

From 2007 to 2011, Senese served two consecutive terms on the board of the Northern Ohio District Export Council (NODEC), an advisory group to the U.S. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center. Members of this group are individually appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Alaska.