SAMMIE - President & CEO
After obtaining her MBA from Willamette University Atkinson School of Management in Salem, Oregon, Sammie Xiao joined the McLane Group in 2004 as an associate trader. She completed fast track training for a year’s time; by 2006 she helped to open a McLane operation in China, serving as Chief Representative managing 68 employees.
As Chief Representative, Sammie successfully established distribution channels with major importers and retailers, such as Walmart, Sam’s Club, Carrefour and several IGA stores.
As recognition of her stunning achievements in China, Sammie was promoted to Vice President of Business Development at McLane headquarters in Houston, Texas. In her new role, she assisted in the expansion of new territories into Asia and Europe, representing big name brands like P&G, Kraft, Nestlé, Post, and Healthy Times
In 2012, Sammie set foot on a new path with Otis McAllister. As Senior Director, she was directly responsible for all of Otis McAlister’s Asia Pacific business. Sammie initiated negotiations between Ghirardelli and COFCO, the largest food company in China; began cooperation with Sam’s Club of China, a direct importer of Martinelli’s, Ghirardelli, and many California Napa Valley wines.
As an international trader, Sammie was fortunate to have the privilege of working directly under many influential people in the industry. Some of those that have helped to mentor her throughout her impressive career were Drayton McLane Jr. (Chairman of McLane Group and billionaire businessman), Dr. Thomas S. Haggai (CEO & President of IGA Global and Tom Haggai & Associates, Inc.), Craig Palmer (One of the 4 original Costco investors and CEO of Palmer Age Management Systems) and Mike Julian (former CEO of Farm Fresh, Virginia’s largest supermarket chain).
In 2013, Sammie founded her own company, CAS InterGlobal out of the San Francisco Bay Area. Sammie wanted to use her unique skill set to promote a premier trading firm that specializes in connecting the US suppliers to buyers in overseas market. With $10 million in sales, CAS InterGlobal is exporting to about 40 countries and partnering with brands such as Peanut Butter & Co., Sugar Bowl Bakery, Kinder’s BBQ Sauce, Stoneridge Orchards, Safeway, and many more.
In 2018, Kraft Heinz, the third-largest food and beverage company in North America (and the fifth-largest in the world) appointed CAS InterGlobal as a distributor of the Africa and Middle East markets. In 2020, Kraft Heinz is expanding its markets to Asia with CAS InterGlobal.
Wilson has nearly 10 years of sales experience. He once served as the Import and Export Specialist in M-C McLane in their Beijing Office and the Export Sales Manager in Shanghai Oppel Lighting Co. Ltd. He has his own opinions to the market and adapts at customers issues to provide a win-win solution. He also has a strong sourcing ability and can find the most valuable products from the market based on client requirements. Problem solving is his driving force.
Alfred Garcia is the president of City Super Ocean Export Inc. He started the UNFI's Export Program in 2001 and managed it till 2009. He is also a Managing Member of the City Super Ocean Export (CSOE). Alfred Garcia is a veteran in the export business with over 23 years of experience.
Senior Manager of Export
Catherine has 10 years of planning, executing, managing and overseeing marketing campaigns at a multicultural advertising agency. She has experiences in directing media strategy, planning, buying, tracking, and client communication. Clients she had worked with include top brands, such as PG&E, Comcast, T-Mobile, Time Warner Cable, San Francisco International Airport and more.
Xiaomei(Mei) has more than 10 years of experience in accounting/ tax preparation for individuals, start up and non-profit companies. She has been working as a full cycle accountant for more than 7 years for a small startup company before she joined CAS Interglobal. She is a very detail-oriented and self-motivated accountant. Mei joined CAS Interglobal in June 2017 as a full-charge bookkeeper, this involves in daily bookkeeping, month end closing, bank reconciliation, financial reports etc.
Sae is from California State University, Fresno, pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Business. She was born and raised in Japan and a native Japanese speaker. She has over three years of international customer service experiences at International Student Service Office in Fresno and Merced. Also, she worked at the Center of International Trade Development as International Trade assistant.
Yan Li, graduated with Masters in Business Analytics from California State University, San Marcos. She has years of experience in Importation and provide the highest customer service satisfaction to the clients.
Nicole has over 10 years of export experience with LG Electronics and M-C McLane in their Beijing Office before she joined CAS InterGlobal as a Customer Operations Manager in 2013. She processes strong skills in business development, export and logistics planning and coordination, as well as profound knowledge of the industry, which has helped many of our customers find the best import solutions for their needs. Nicole handles over 10 million in international sales annually.
Senior Sales Manager
Robin has over 20 years of sales management experience with Chinese national brands and International brands, in which he's built an extensive networks in the food industry. He processes strong channels development abilities and acute sense of customer service; and he's actively involved in helping our key buyers in China increase market sales with tailored-made product solutions.
Business Development Manager
Shekar is a multilingual speaker including Mandarin. He has 10 years of sales and marketing experience. Over the past few years he focused on developing many USA brand presence strongly in South East Asia. His goal is to consistently network and focus on creative ways build brand presence in different countries.
US Ambassador to Japan, Mr. John V. Roos meeting Sammie at FOODEX show in Yokohama, Japan. (March 2013)
Sammie had the honor of working closely with Dr. Thomas Haggai, Chairman of IGA Global. (May 2010)
Drayton McLane, Chairman of the McLane Group, and Mike Julian, CEO of McLane Global traveled to China to congratulate Sammie on the development of the McLane International office in China. (2005)
"Very professional organization to work with. Their well-informed staff has strong connections in China and Dubai. Because of the strong relationship with Sam's/WalMart in China, CAS InterGlobal made it possible for our Tortilla Chip product line to enter this strong retail chain in China. We look forward to more business opportunities with CAS InterGlobal."
Export Director ,La TapatiaTortilleria, Inc.